Teachers at Lee Middle School took a short break from their summer recess to learn how to use technology in the classroom, and how to make use of creative learning spaces to better engage their students. Godfrey-Lee's own Sarah Wood, technology integration specialist, and Kelly McGee, media specialist, planned and led the sessions that began this morning.
The training is part of our district's vision for 1:1 technology that emphasizes an "anytime, anywhere, any device" culture of teaching and learning. It also demonstrates that to effectively utilize a vast array of technology tools in the classroom, teachers must be learners, too.
Godfrey-Lee is entering the second year of our five-year plan to provide 1:1 technology in grades 6-12 and make mobile learning carts along with other devices available to grades K-5. Students entering our 6th Grade Campus at Lee Middle & High School receive a mobile digital device (this year they will again be Dell 2100 netbooks) they'll use throughout their experience at Lee. When the new school year begins, our middle school will be approximately 80% equipped with mobile technology. Next year, we'll complete the implementation at the middle school level and include the 9th grade at Lee High School.