Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando is at the forefront when it comes to embracing technology and the idea of an interactive, collaborative classroom.
The school has a technology lab with touchscreen monitors, TVs, speakers, microphones, iPads, and interactive whiteboards. The teachers and students also have iPads to use in the classroom and at home.
In order to help Bishop Moore’s teachers learn new techniques for integrating technology in the classroom, Full Sail held a technology-training seminar for the school’s entire faculty on Aug. 6.
A group of 83 teachers and administrators attended three workshops that taught them how to incorporate new web tools, provided examples of interactive iPad lessons, and emphasized the importance of personal learning networks.
At one workshop called Engaging Lesson Ideas for the iPad, teachers worked in teams and explored innovative tools and iPad apps.
During the seminar, Bishop Moore Assistant Principal Yvonne Toro said she was pleased that the teachers were highly engaged in the training sessions.
“We’re hoping that this will help broaden their perspective as to how use the device itself,” said Toro. “Now they’re not only teachers, but they’re innovators.”