Teachers focus on technology in advance of new school year

Teachers focus on technology in advance of new school year
Posted on 07/03/2015

Supervisor of Technology James Marshall said the day was organized by his instructional technology specialist Nicole Presley and was a huge success as he, his technology team, and other presenters from both inside and outside RCS delivered instruction on15 different technology topics in a total of 45 separate sessions throughout the day.

Director Mike Davis greeted the assembled group, pointing out the importance of technology in today’s world of instant information, before turning the meeting over to Marshall. 

Marshall introduced teachers to several new technology features they’ll be experiencing in the coming year, before dismissing the group to individual group sessions.

The conference, entitled, “Technology for the Time,” focused on the use of software, hardware and mobile applications, along with other technology peripherals that educators can utilize.

“This is by Robertson County and for Robertson County,” Marshall told the teachers. A product of a long-held vision, the conference was organized and managed by Marshall’s staff, who incorporated RCS teachers to share technology information that they have successfully used in a classroom setting.

Marshall’s goal for the conference was to host an in-house event with multiple technology learning opportunities run by district teachers for district teachers. 

“We do little in-services here and there, but we wanted one major event,” he said.  “This was an event where we could share teacher to teacher ideas within the district about using technology in the classroom. 

“It’s so special that our teachers teach our teachers,” he said.  “I think that was why it was such a big hit last year when we did this for the first time.  We’re going to do this every year if we can, and hopefully it will get bigger and better.”

Attending teachers were also eligible for door prizes throughout the day, and treated to a light breakfast and lunch.  The well-organized event was enthusiastically received by all present, and teachers came away with a new list of technology tools to help them better meet their classroom needs. 




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