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EAST Initiative Open House will showcase student projects Oct. 29

More than 130 North Little Rock High School Freshman Campus students will host their fourth annual “EAST Night Out” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the school’s mini auditorium and EAST classroom. Beginning at 6:30 p.m, EAST students will present visitors with an overview of the EAST program and will demonstrate a sample of the community work and service provided and facilitated by their EAST program. The event is open to the public and is designed to inform the community about their school’s EAST accomplishes.

EAST is an educational model that provides new ways of learning for modern students. EAST focuses on student-driven service projects accomplished through the use of the latest in technology.

The students of North Little Rock’s EAST program have recently created a Community Farm to grow sustainable resources for the community. They are working to create an application for the iPhone for students and parents to access information about schools in the North Little Rock School District.

For more information about North Little Rock-Freshman Campus EAST program, visit www.facebook.com and search ‘EAST at NLRHS’.

EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) is an educational model that focuses on student-driven service projects accomplished by using teamwork and cutting-edge technology. EAST schools are equipped with classrooms containing state-of-the-art work-stations, servers, software and accessories, including GPS/GIS mapping tools, architectural and CAD design software, 3D animation suites, virtual reality development and more. Students identify problems in their local communities and then use these tools to develop solutions, collaborating with civic and other groups in the process.

For more information visit www.EASTinitiative.org, email EASTinfo@EASTstaff.org or call 371-5016.

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