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Peters Township School District in McMurray, PA was looking to improve the quality of education for the district’s 4,400 students by updating the learning technology used in classrooms throughout the district. At the time, Peters Township had a mix of white boards and projectors unevenly distributed throughout the five district schools. Adam Swinchock, Director of Educational & Informational Technology, felt that more enhanced learning could be achieved by revamping the classroom technology.
“Despite having smartboards and projectors scattered throughout the district, these technologies didn’t support collaborative learning between teachers and students, or even between students and students,” says Swinchock. “We needed a solution that would move away from passive learning and make the students more engaged. The technology was a predominant element in creating this change.”
Swinchock encouraged the school district to consider large screen technology, accompanied by improved Internet connectivity, and to standardize the solution across all classrooms. Such a configuration would offer more flexible teaching for faculty, and more interactive learning opportunities for students. The desired solution would also establish more equitable learning by providing every classroom with the same technologies and accessibility.
“Combined with the high-speed wireless connectivity, the AQUOS BOARD interactive displays have allowed for much greater use of Internet resources and tools in the classroom. And, the ability to connect multiple devices at once has created a universally collaborative learning environment that we are very happy with.”