Education Hosts Technology. More than 50 clinical educators engaged in a two-day summer institute spotlighting uses of Swivl technology to provide quality feedback to future and current teachers.
Teachers engage with technology to benefit their classes during a College of Education workshop.A Louisiana Department of Education Louisiana Believe and Prepare Clinical Expansion grant funded the training that was facilitated by a team from Kansas State University – Dr. David Allen, Mrs. Jill Wood, and Dr. Erica Sponberg. Educators reviewed strategies to secure strong videos, learned how to provide online feedback using K-State’s protocols, and explored the Zoom, Swivl Cloud, and Nearpod applications throughout the institute.
“It is exciting to see the universities and school districts engaging together in professional development as we work toward the common goal of preparing successful future educators for our state,” said Dandy Monroe, Ouachita Parish District Liaison.
The Summer Institute was designed to provide strong models for teachers and school systems, according to Louisiana Department of Education’s (LDOE) Director of Educator Preparation Nicole Bono.
“The Technology for Learning and Teaching 2018 Summer Institute is an outstanding model of how teacher preparation programs and school systems can learn together the most innovative ways to support teachers,” Bono said. “The training, hosted by Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, provided professional development on innovative technology that will help ensure that pre-service and in-service teachers receive high quality feedback.”