Archived Webinar: 5 Steps to Integrating New Classroom Technology
Learn how new instructional technologies can improve student achievement
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In today's technology-driven classrooms, the importance of improving audio clarity is often overlooked. This web seminar focuses on the use of classroom amplification technology (CAT) as the basis for integrating other components, such as computers, TV, CD/DVD, streaming video, and more. Currently used in thousands of classrooms, CAT distributes sound evenly and improves speech intelligibility for instruction. Studies show CAT also reduces teacher fatigue, raises test scores, and improves overall student achievement.
This is Patti Arnold's 17th year as an educator. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Ohio State University, a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Education from the University of Akron, and a Master's Degree of Education in administration from Ashland University. As a classroom teacher she taught 5th grade for five years and 6th grade for three years at St. Mary's School in Wooster, Ohio. She then was a vice-principal at Stanford Elementary in Maple Heights, Ohio for a year and then a general educational consultant for one year at the Tri-County ESC in Wooster, Ohio. Presently she is in her 7th year as the principal at Fredericksburg Elementary School in Southeast Locals Schools. Fredericksburg Elementary has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a School of Promise in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and achieved national recognition as a Blue Ribbon School in 2004.
Brian Simon is President of Simon Technology Solutions, specializing in instructional technology for schools. As an A/V Consultant, Brian helps school districts design integrated instructional technology packages with the goal of creating the most effective media rich learning environment possible.
Bill Sudlers career has spanned over 30 years as a speech-language pathologist and educational audiologist for the Akron Public Schools in Ohio. He has worked extensively with classroom amplification technology since it was introduced in the early eighties. Bill is currently serving as a regional sales manager for LightSPEED Technologies.