Teacher and SchoolJulie Kuzma, Hunter Ritchie Elementary School, Warrenton, VA
Key ChallengeLeverage the power and potential of the SMART solution to create engaging and interactive lessons.
SMART SolutionSMART Board 6000 Ⓡ series
ResultsTeachers who attended the event learned how to enhance their classroom learning, engage their students, meet the needs of each student in the classroom and offer differentiated instruction.
“My student just met her year - long IEP goal! She had a hard time using index cards in our previous exercise, but she did it in record time using SMART lab!”
Through effective professional development (PD), teachers can realize how they can empower students and ignite inspiration. Collaborating with Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Ms. Julie Kuzma, SMART constructed a “Re-Igniting Inspiration” hackatho event that would empower students and teachers at C. Hunter Ritchie (CHR) elementary school to effectively utilize their SMART solution.
CHR chose to partner with SMART’s Efficacy and Implementation Team to provide its educators with PD focused on how they could leverage the integration of SMART into their Instructional Framework 2.0, developed by Fauquier County Public Schools. The SMART hackathon event was designed to meet the following CHR goals and objectives.
Attendees were trained using both SMART hardware and software. They applied what they learned to create SMART lesson content.
Nine teachers and 54 students participated in the “Re-Igniting Inspiration Hackathon Event”.As stated by Julie Kuzma, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, “ The last two days were amazing. All of the adults involved loved it. The kids had a blast. ”
Workshop survey results:
Based on the success of the PD and “Hackathon” event, Mrs. Kuzma and her teachers are looking forward to using SMART Notebook® features to build new and exciting lessons for the remainder of the current school year leading into the 2017-2018 school year.
To find out how you can host a similar hackathon event with SMART at your school, please visit: smarttech.com/hackathon