Brooklyn Schools - Brooklyn, NY

The Challenge

Copia has partnered with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in a groundbreaking pilot program to introduce interactive digital content in three Brooklyn schools. The pilot includes approximately 250 students and 10 teachers at Eagle Academy for Young Men II, in Brownsville, and P.S.196—Ten Eyck and M.S.582—The Upper Academy located jointly in East Williamsburg.
 
Prior to the partnership, the schools had limited access to high-quality, robust content. Teachers and students sometimes only had access to older versions of textbooks, and the selection was limited based on what was available in each school’s individual library or book room. Another challenge they faced was with student participation in the classroom. Students were often hesitant to raise their hands in class, which limited their engagement in the learning process.
 
President Eric Adams selected Copia to help fulfill his commitment to bring Brooklyn schools up to 21st Century learning standards. To actualize this vision, all pilot participants were provided iPads featuring Copia Class, Copia’s latest interactive learning platform. 
 
 

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Brooklyn schools give students access to robust digital content and powerful collaboration tools.

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Our Solution

With Copia Class, Brooklyn teachers and students have access to a state-of-the-art, interactive digital classroom. Teachers have immediate access to a library of robust digital content from the most respected publishers and content providers. They have a single place where they can easily find course content, videos, and other educational materials to meet the needs of their students.
 
Through Copia Class, teachers also have the ability to embed assessments directly within the content to gauge students’ understanding of the course material and proactively offer assistance. Copia Class has also contributed to greater levels of student participation and student-teacher interaction. Students and teachers are able to access Copia Class and engage with the learning material online or offline, in the classroom as well as at home. 
 

The students are engaged on various levels and being able to post comments to teacher and student questions allows all types of learners to participate, whether verbally or via silent posting discussions. This activates multiple intelligences and is making reading a fun and enjoyable experience for them.

- Jennifer Lew, Fifth-grade Teacher at P.S. 196 Ten Eyck

The pilot program is already showing promising results in its first few months. Diana Reyna, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President recently commented that some of the benefits they have seen include “frequency of participation in classroom discussion, the number of teacher and student communications per day, and improved vocabulary and literacy pronunciation.”