Teachers from across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District gathered to start the holiday season with and eagerness to learn more about utilizing technology in their classrooms on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.
HCISD Digital Classroom teachers from Cadre 1 and Cadre 2 participated in the second Techmas event. Educating instructors on additional tools that can be incorporated into curriculum dedicated the all-day workshop to enhancing the technology-rich classrooms. Teachers were engaged while presentations were given on applications in the classroom and reaching students and parents through online tools.
The collaborative environment aimed at facilitating technological development provided teachers with an opportunity to share their experiences of how technology has impacted their classrooms.
The day’s enrichment sessions led up to the challenge to create a lesson that that teachers will showcase early next year using a digital project. The idea is to team up with their campus Library Media Specialists and showcase their lesson in their school’s Information Literacy Center, said Kasey Boykin, instructional technologist. Educational advancement doesn’t stop at the end of the day; activities were created to model techniques that could be applied in the classroom.
This is the second year the Techmas event has been hosted, and as digital classroom numbers continue to grow each year, there is hope to host more enrichment opportunities for educators in the future.