As technology’s role in education continues to grow, the Cullman County Board of Education is piloting some new training techniques aimed to equip teachers to use the bevy of resources surrounding them.
Many teachers spent a few days in the waning weeks before school starts this Wednesday in “i21 Zone” training, which focuses on middle school teachers across the county and teaches new ways to increase student engagement.
County schools assistant superintendent Dr. Brandon Payne noted the professional training will provide teachers with skills to better use technology during instruction.
Unlike summer learning for teachers, where the teachers go off-site for training, “i21 Zone” training is completed in the classroom. Payne noted this program allows teachers to learn from an instructional coach directly in the classroom where teachers obviously have the largest impact on their students.