Four local teachers participate in TETC

Four Haywood County teachers led sessions at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (TETC) held at the Nashville Convention Center on December 1-3. Maria Hart, who teaches at Sunny Hill School, and Amelia Morrison, Robin Philpot and Janet Grammer, teachers at East Side Elementary, are all eCLASS teachers, and made presentations on E-learning and technology in the classroom.

Ms. Hart and Mrs. Morrison presented “Transforming Tennessee Minds Through E-Learning.” This session highlighted effective technology across the curriculum, and the presentation included sharing many engaging activities that can add excitement to lesson plans, centers and group work.

Mrs. Philpot and Ms. Grammer talked to educators about “Using Technology to Teach to the Multiple Intelligences.” Participants were able to inventory their multiple intelligences and discuss how using different teaching strategies and technology in the classroom can be used to meet the needs of students.

They also conducted a session on “Differentiated Instruction: Using a Promethean Board to Maximize Student Achievement.” This instruction in helping educators meet the diverse learning needs of every student, included discussion about the Promethean Board and its uses and benefits to students.

Haywood County Schools Superintendent Marlon King expressed appreciation to the teachers for their dedication and hard work. “It is exciting to have Haywood County teachers presenting at state-wide conferences. I am proud to have these teachers represent Haywood County Schools.”

TETC is the premiere venue by which educators help to better the knowledge, quality and access to educational technology and integration in the school systems of Tennessee.

Haywood County teachers (below, from left) Janet Grammer, Maria Hart, Amelia Morrison and Robin Philpot, made presentations at the recent Tennessee Education Technology Conference.