Preparing Teachers for the Interactive Classroom

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director


Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT                                            
Duration: One hour (15 minutes for Q&A)

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Interactive whiteboards are becoming increasingly common in schools around the world. In fact, Futuresource Consulting, an independent research company, forecasts that in the next five years, one in every five classrooms will be equipped with an interactive whiteboard. As a result, inservice and preservice teachers are requiring more support/development on how best to integrate interactive whiteboards and other classroom technologies with their content and curriculum. One model that has had success in supporting both current teachers and future teachers is the SMART Integration project designed by Dr Jennifer King from Florida Southern College.


The SMART Integration Project is a unique coaching and collaboration model involving preservice teachers serving as coaches to K-12 teachers who are recent recipients of SMART Boards. The SMART Integration Project provides in-classroom training while teachers serve as lesson collaborators. From this webinar you will learn how to modify the SIP model to meet your professional development needs.

 Registrants will learn about:

  • A peer-developed PD model that has proven to better prepare student teachers for their future technology-enabled classroom
  • Helping current teachers best use the interactive technology (eg SMART Boards) already in their classrooms
  • A successful K20 alignment between a local school district and the university/college preparing its teachers
  • The benefits to student teachers including graduating with the confidence that they are prepared to use the technology in their new classrooms, having an advantage over other students not as comfortable integrating technology into their lessons


Webinar Speakers



Dr. Jennifer Brown King
Director of Instructional Technology
Florida Southern College



Lana Swartzwelder
St. Joseph’s Academy

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