Teachers at Niagara Falls High School are testing out a new model of teaching that switches lecture and homework time. The flipped classroom concept aims to give teachers more time to work one-on-one with students.
An educational forum took place at Jamestown High School Wednesday night. Hundreds of teachers and parents from across western New York got their chance to address concerns about Common Core testing standards with New York State Education Commissioner John King.
Researchers at the University at Buffalo are studying how mind-controlled robots can be utilized in the manufacturing sector. The team is also working to make the technology more affordable for companies.
A number of Buffalo college students have been coming away with some of the big prizes at recent computer code writing contest known as “hackathons.” As the popularity of hackathons continues to grow, observers are assigning a lot of value on the codefests, while others question whether the work coming out of them is relevant to the general public.
Upstate New York cities take in around 90% of all current refugee resettlements in the state. All this week, The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how that diverse population has weaved its way into the region’s changing economy.