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SMARTTechnology:DevelopingProfessionalStrategiestoeffectivelyuseaSMART
NotebookinTodaysClassrooms

AudraYoungblood

GroupMembers:
CatherineBall
MillicentBessFrazier
AdrianGibson

Abstract

TheGlynnCountyBoardofEducationwillprovideaneducationfeaturingmanytypesof
technology,specificallySMARTTechnology,ineachclassroom.Allteacherswillbeableto
deliverimportantinformationpertainingtoGeorgiaPerformanceStandardsandCommonCore
CurriculumbyusingSMARTNotebooktechnology.Thistypeoftechnologywillenhance
lessonsthatteachersareimplementingintodaysclassroom.InApril2012,aSMARTTech
studyshowedthat15%ofteacherssaidthebiggestchallengewhenimplementingtechnology
intoaTitle1classroomisthatprofessionaldevelopmentisnotbeingprovidedbythedistrict.
Offeringteachersandadministratorsprofessionallearningopportunitiesandcertification
chancesabouttheproductsthatcouldheavilyassisttheclassroom,willenhanceschools
tremendously.

Proposal

DemonstratedNeed

AllteachersofGlynnCountyBoardofEducationperformedapreassessment(AppendixA)of
technologytheywouldliketoimplementintheirclassroomandthetypesofprofessional
developmentcoursestheywouldliketoattend.ThemajorityoftheteacherschoseSMART
Technology.Afteridentifyingthetypesoftechnologyproposed,theschoolboarddecidedtogo
aheadwithSMARTNotebooktechnology.Goalswereassessedafteraschoolboardmeeting,
andaplanofoperationwasexecuted.Afterallprofessionaldevelopmentopportunitiesweremet
byeachteacherinvolved,theyweregivenapostassessment(AppendixB)abouthoweffective
theprofessionaldevelopmentopportunitieswereandifanythingneededtobeimproved.After
assessingtheteachers,dataconcludedthattheprofessionaldevelopmentopportunitieswere
effectiveandallgoalswereachieved.Threemonthsafterallprofessionaldevelopment
opportunitiesweregiven,theparticipantsweregivenafollowupsurveytoseeifthetraining
waseffective(AppendixC).

Need,Goals,andObjectives
School: GlynnCountySchoolSystem,Georgia
Selectedtechnology SMARTNotebookcertificationforteachers
rationale:
DemonstratedNeeds
Assessment:

Increasethenumberoftechnologyenhancedclassrooms
Improvepersonalproductivitybyprofessionallearning
opportunities
Improveactivestudentlearning
Promoteanddemonstratetheeffectiveuseofdigitaltools
andresources
Digitallywriteanderaseontheboardforanyinteractivity
Displaycreativelearningstyles
Increasestudentmotivation

Goal1: Bythefirstprofessionallearningopportunity,thelearnerwillbe
abletomanagetheexistingoperationsofSMARTNotebook&
howtoproperlyuseitsfunctions.
Goal2: Bytheendofthefirstquarter,fiftypercentofthelearnerswillbe
abletoprogramatleastonelessonusingtheSMARTBoard
technology.
Goal3: Bytheendofthesecondquarter,3professionallearning
opportunitieswillbeprovidedtoteachersontheproperuseof
SMARTBoardtechnology.
Goal4: Oncefiftypercentoflearnersareabletocreateatleastonelesson
byusingSMARTNotebooksoftware,SMARTNotebook
technologywillbeaddedtoclassroomstoincreasethenumberof
technologyenhancedclassrooms.

PlanofOperation
TeacherswererequiredtogothroughaSMARTNotebooktrainingtolearnhowtouseall
SMARTproductsincludingSMARTboards,SMARTpodiums,andSMARTtables.The
schoolsawaneedforthiswhentheyrealizedthattheteacherswhodidhaveSMARTboardsin
theirclassroomswereonlyusingthemasregularwhiteboards.Byhavingallteachersgothrough
thistraining,theteacherswilllearnhowtofullyutilizetheSMARTproductsandwouldgivea
reasonastowhytheschoolshouldincreasethenumberoftechnologicallyenhancedclassrooms.
TheSMARTsoftwareallowsteacherstocreatelessonsontheircomputersthattheycan
directlytransfertotheSMARTboards.Theselessonsaremuchmoreinteractivewithstudents
asopposedtousingaregularwhiteboard.Teacherscanincludegames,hiddenfacts,etc.as
waystoinvitestudentstocometotheboardtoshowwhattheyhavelearned.Teacherscanalso
walkaroundtheclassroomusinganIpadtocontroltheSMARTboardinsteadofbeing
confinedtooneplaceatthefrontoftheclassroom.Asteachersgothrougheachmodule,they
areencouragedtoworktogethertofindwaysthatwillengagethestudents.Byworking
together,theteacherscanlearnfromeachotherandquicklycreatenewlessonsfor21stcentury
students.

ScheduleofProjectActivities
Month

DescriptionofOperation
July Modules14

August Modules58
September Modules912FirstSMARTnotebooktraining
October SecondSMARTnotebooktraining
November ThirdSMARTnotebooktraining
December IndividualStudying
January LessonPresentationsBegin
February LessonPresentationsContinue
March LessonPresentationsConclude
April IndividualStudying
May IndividualStudying
June

SMARTtechnologywillbedeliveredandprogrammedinthe
designatedclassrooms

Objectives,PlannedActivities&Budget
Goals

Howwill
weachieve
these
goals?

Description

Timeline

Estimated
Cost

Bythefirst
professional
learning
opportunity,
thelearner
willbeable
tomanage
theexisting
operationsof
SMART
notebook&
howto
properlyuse
itsfunctions.

*SMART
notebook
technology
modules
for
educators

*SMART
notebook
webinars
for
educators

Educatorsand
Administratorswillbe
abletodescribeand
applythecommon
SMARTnotebook
functionsby
participatinginweekly
webinarsand/or
modules.Participants
willlogallprofessional
developmentonachart.
Theselearning
opportunitieswillbe
completedduringtheir
planninghour
individually.

Educatorsand
Administratorswill
havetheopportunityto
complete12webinars
and/ortechnology
modulesweekly.
Webinarsandmodules
are30minuteslong.
Webinarsand
moduleswillbeginin
Julyandwillbe
availableuntilthefirst
SMARTnotebook
traininginSeptember.

*Local
Technology
Funds

*no
additional
costs

Bytheendof Monthly
ExpertsonSMART
professional boardtechnology,as
thesecond
development wellasteacherswho
quarter,3
professional opportunitie haveimplemented
swillfocus SMARTboard
learning
on
opportunities
technologyintotheir
SMART
willbe
classrooms,willbe
board
providedto
invitedtodemonstrate
training.
teacherson
practicalusesof
theproper
SMARTboard
useof
technology.
SMART
board
technology.

Firsttraining:
September

Secondtraining:
October

Thirdtraining:
November

*Local
Technology
Funds

*no
additional
costs

Bytheendof
thefirst
quarter,fifty
percentofthe
learnerswill

Educatorswillbebegin Nocost
lessonpresentationsin occurred.
Januaryoncethefirst
quarteroftraininghas
beencompleted.

Using
SMARTbo
ard
technology
thathas

Usingtheinformation
learnedinthe
training/modules,
educatorswillbegiven
anopportunityto

beableto
programat
leastone
lessonusing
the
SMART
board
technology.

been
presenttheirSMART Lessonshavetobe
installedin boardlessonsduring
presentedbythefirstof
classrooms. theweeklyteamand
March.
gradelevelmeetings
Individualstudyingwill
followingthefirst
occurduringtesting
quarter.
monthsandDecember.
Administration/trainers
willvisitthese
meetingstoseethe
SMARTboard
lessonsandoffer
critiquestoeach
teacher.

Oncefifty
percentof
learnersare
abletocreate
atleastone
lessonby
using
SMART
Notebook
software,
SMART
notebook
technology
willbeadded
toclassrooms
toincrease
thenumber
of
technology
enhanced
classrooms.

Implement
different
SMART
productsin
designated
classrooms
forteachers
whocan
adequately
usethe
technology

SMARTNotebook
technologysuchas
SMARTinteractive
whiteboards,SMART
tables,andSMART
podiumswillbeadded
toclassroomsfor
teacherswhocan
adequatelyusethe
technology.Byadding
thistechnology,itwill
increasestudent
interactionsand
collaborations.

Thefollowingschool
year,startinginJune,
SMARTtechnology
willbedeliveredand
programmedinthe
designatedclassrooms.
Beginningthenew
schoolyear,allofthe
newtechnologywillbe
setupandreadyfor
teacherstobeginusing.

*Local
funding

*School
allocated
Title1
funding

SMART
Board
M600Series
$1599

SMART
Podium
$2519

SMART
table$5999

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BudgetExplanation
Item

Description

Cost

SMART
Board
M600Series

Focusedlearning,intuitivedesignandcontrol.Dualtouchfreestyle
interaction.SMARTNotebookCollaborativeLearningSoftware.
Ourmostuserfriendlyinteractivewhiteboards.Lesscurve,more
learning.

$2,519

SMART
Podium

Connectwithyourcomputer,displaycontentforthewholeclassto
see.Navigatelessonmaterial,writenotesduringlessons,highlight
keypoints,andcapturecommentsandquestionsasyoupresent.
Displayonalargerscreeninthesameroom,orfromaremote
location.Inspiredlessons,evenmoreengaging.

$2,519

SMART
Table

TheSMARTTableisasocial,inclusive,andcaptivating
collaborationtoolthatmakesiteasytogetyoungstudentsexcited
aboutlearning.Itsagreatwaytoenhancethesocialandacademic
skillsofactivelearnersandensureallstudentscanachievesuccess.

$5,999

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EvaluationPlan
Goal

WastheGoalAchieved?How?

Bythefirstprofessionallearning
opportunity,thelearnerwillbeable
tomanagetheexistingoperationsof
SMARTnotebook&howto
properlyuseitsfunctions.

100%ofthisgoalwasachieved.Teachershadto
completeamodulebeforetheywereabletomoveonto
thenextmodule.Teachersusedeithertheirplanning
timeorfreetimeoutsideofschooltocompletetheir
module.Allprofessionaldevelopmentwasloggedand
submitted(AppendixD).Allteacherswereallowedto
moveontothenextgoal.Allteacherslearnedhowto
properlyusetheSMARTnotebookfunctionsand
existingoperations.Theyprovedthisbycompletingall
modules.Thisgoalwillimprovethequalityand
effectivenessofalessonwhenimplementingthis
technology.

Bytheendofthesecondquarter,3
professionallearningopportunities
willbeprovidedtoteachersonthe
properuseofSMARTboard
technology.

100%ofthisgoalwasachieved.InSeptember's
training,expertsprovidedbasicintroductionofhowto
useSMARTboardandit'saccessoriesi.e.penand
SMARTboardsoftware.InOctober'straininga
teacherwhohassuccessfullyimplementedSMART
boardtechnologyintotheirclassroomdemonstrated
practicalwaystomakelessonsmoreinteractive.

Bytheendofthefirstquarter,fifty
percentofthelearnerswillbeable
toprogramatleastonelessonusing
theSMARTboardtechnology.

Thisgoalwasachieved.Fiftypercentofteachers
demonstratedlevelsofmasterybyproducingatleast
onelessonusingtheSMARTboard.Administration
observedlessonseitherduringgradelevel,team
meetingsorduringclassroomobservations.

Oncefiftypercentoflearnersare
abletocreateatleastonelessonby
usingSMARTNotebooksoftware,
SMARTnotebooktechnologywill
beaddedtoclassroomstoincrease
thenumberoftechnologyenhanced
classrooms

Thisgoalwasachieved.SMARTNotebooksoftware
wasinstalledonallcomputersinclassrooms.All
teachershavetheabilitytocreatelessonsusingthe
SMARTNotebooksoftware,sotheycanthenusethe
lessonsonSMARTboards,podiums,andtables.
DifferentSMARTtechnologywasthengivento
designatedclassroomsforteacheruse.

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Appendices

AppendixA:PreAssessment

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AppendixB:PostAssessment

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AppendixC:FollowUpAssessment

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AppendixD:ProfessionalDevelopmentLog

SMARTTechModules
ProfessionalDevelopmentLog
Name:

Module

TimeBegin

TimeEnd

Completed?

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References
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