School community celebrates technology

TechNEXT, an evening celebrating advanced technology used by teachers and students at school and at home, will entertain and educate the community on Monday, May 18.
This year’s event has adopted a new format to deliver on-stage TED-style live presentations, which will be accompanied by videos, skits, music and demonstrations by students, teachers and parents.
According to a May 5 press release, more then 200 parents attended last year’s technology event.
Technology Director Mathew Hepfer is sponsoring the event with the leadership of Miller-Driscoll paraprofessional Richard “Skip” Ploss.
“Over the last few years, there has been a quantum shift in how the schools have embraced technology,” Ploss said in a press release.
“As educators,” he said, “we realize that technology self-enables children and allows them to self-direct their own learning.”
According to Ploss, TechNEXT is a venue to share these best practices and expand the conversation with the community.
The event is sponsored by Wilton Public Schools and will take place in the Wilton High School Little Theater, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information on TechNEXT, email or, or call 203-762-3381, ext. 8323.