Thursday morning, school was in session for some of our local educators.
Educators from around the area attended a six-hour seminar at UNCW's Watson College of Education to learn how to more effectively run a classroom setting with a digital emphasis.
"None of us grew up with the kind of technology we have today," said Karen Beerer, vice president of learning and development for Discovery Education, who hosted the event. "We know that it's an important part of our career and job world, so we need to prepare students to be successful in that digital kind of workspace."
The seminar focused on the use of smartboards, phone apps, laptops and other various gadgets for teaching students, as well as managing the trend towards a tech-centric classroom. Educators are encouraged to teach with these type of tools, rather than tradition paper worksheets or textbooks.
"Everyone knows that technology is an important tool for learning," Beerer said. "I can say that these academies that we have done have been filled with people that want to learn more and more, because they know it's important and that it engages students."
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