A learning-centered initiative designed to emphasize
This focus strives to create flexible learning environments where the use of technology is a seamless part of the process, ubiquitous in connecting learners to content, each other and the global community. Students work with digital tools to create podcasts, video casts, still images and mind maps, and use Web-based environments such as Web 2.0 tools, Moodle, blogs and wikis, to construct, communicate and collaborate across time, space and geographical boundaries.
This innovative, performance-based project, developed with help from Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Matthew Koehler, professors at Michigan State University, includes an intense professional development component centered on maximizing the relationship between technology, course content and teaching practices. Teachers engage in discussions, discourse and activities that stretch the boundaries of traditional learning, as they work to design lessons and interactions in the community that transform and redefine the role of technology in education.
Please visit the following links and presentation videos for more information:
Board Presentation March 2010
Birmingham Public School's
Click on the this link to view a
short video about !gnite
that was presented at a board meeting in 2008.
Click this link to view the slideshow used at the
fall Open Houses
Click to see full-sized version
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