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Six Schools in HCS Begin Year Two of Tech Program Co-Sponsored by Google

Six Huntsville City Schools are a part of a small number of schools across the nation are starting their second year of the Dynamic Learning Project, a national program supported by Digital Promise, EdTechTeam, and Google, aimed at improving education equity by empowering teachers to leverage technology in more powerful ways.

Chapman P-8, Huntsville Jr. High, McNair Jr. High, Morris P-8, Williams and Whitesburg P-8 were selected for the program by Digital Promise based on vision, technology readiness, need, and innovative leadership committed to helping their teachers succeed. This week each school is kicking off the Dynamic Learning Project for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Dynamic Learning Project is designed to help deliver on the promise of technology by investing in a school’s greatest assets: teachers. It’s not just about access to technology, but how prepared teachers feel to meaningfully use that technology in their classrooms. The Dynamic Learning Project sponsors and trains a coaching fellow, in most cases a former classroom teacher, who provides personalized, tech-based coaching to help educators in their community leverage technology in transformative ways. Coaching fellows and principals at participating schools:

  • Work with teachers to apply best practices in the powerful use of technology for teaching and learning;
  • Promote a culture of openness, personalized professional development, and continuous improvement between faculty and administration; and
  • Engage with other coaching fellows and their principals to share knowledge and build a community of support.

In addition to coaching fellows and principals, the program extends those benefits to entire school, as well as the broader community.

Karen Cator, President and CEO of Digital Promise points out that “early research studies demonstrate the positive impact of educator coaching on teacher practices and student achievement. We’re thrilled to be working with Google and EdTechTeam to continue the Dynamic Learning Project in Huntsville City Schools.”