Orleans/Niagara BOCES loves hearing what their graduates are doing once they leave their programs. EMS teacher Sara McCartin recently proudly shared that one of her graduates, Sajah Hussein, recently was selected to take part in a New York State Education Department (NYSED) webinar.
The 2022 North Tonawanda graduate is currently enrolled at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) in the Registered Nurse Degree Program. She was asked take part in one of NYSED PLAN (Performance-Based Learning and Assessment Networks) webinars, which featured a diverse panel of New York State high school students and recent high school graduates sharing their experiences learning in schools and programs implementing performance-based learning and assessment. Performance based learning is an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes students being able to do, or perform, specific skills as a result of instruction. In this framework, students demonstrate the ability to apply or use knowledge, rather than simply knowing the information.