Transformative Teaching Practicesby Diane Sandifer 1 Comment October 4, 2011
Missouri School Boards Association’s 2011 Pre-Conference was themed “Technology Trends in Education.” As a part of the day’s agenda one of Apple’s Distinguished Educators (ADE) Jennifer Magiera shared the innovate practices she is implementing in the Chicago Public School System. Jennifer is the iPad Project Leader/Trainer for CPS, the third largest school system in our country. Through piloting iPad mobile labs in 23 schools this fall, Jennifer is truly preparing teachers and guiding them through the implementation of transformative teaching practices. The resulting increases in student achievement reflect this master teacher’s “outside the box” thinking.
We need to all take note of such innovation and find ways to implement similar technology programs in our school systems. Reform is not the answer…transformation is, and educators like Jennifer Magiera are leading the way and modeling what we hope to be scalable and sustainable within our public education system.
If our students are to compete globally, this truly is a non-negotiable. Our transformation teams begin with the school board and superintendent; a successful transformation team further includes central office leaders, school level leadership, and ultimately teacher leaders who absolutely must be empowered to be innovative.
Watch this great video to see her class for yourself:
Image in blog from video above.
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