Barbara Bush will visit Brewer Elementary School, virtually.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Maine First Lady Ann LePage will virtually visit Brewer elementary school students on Monday, September 17, 2012 as they use Skype to hold an online videoconference with the students. Mrs. Bush, who summers in Kennebunkport, and Mrs. LePage will connect online Monday afternoon with third and fourth graders at Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton St., Brewer.
“This is such a wonderful opportunity to engage with students and use technology in the classroom to connect with them,” said Mrs. LePage. “Books are still a staple in how we educate our children, but today’s students are also virtual learners and digital technology is a fun and exciting way to bring the world to them.”
More than 350 students from Brewer Community School will take part in the videoconference which will be led by third grade teacher Cherrie MacInnes. “I think that the fact that these two First Ladies are joining forces to provide this type of educational experience is groundbreaking, I truly believe they are the first to do something like this,” stated Ms. MacInnes. “Maybe they will inspire other leaders to do the same. Video conferencing is a great way for leaders, authors, and others to work with schools.”