Megan Power is a kindergarten teacher at Del Sur Elementary School in Poway Unified School District. She says technology has changed the way she teaches and helps her to quickly make data-informed decisions about her instructional design and classroom pace. Megan demonstrates how she uses an interactive whiteboard and a classroom response system in her kindergarten and former 1st grade classroom. You will be amazed how simple these tools are to use. Megan also shares a variety of strategies you can bring to your teachers.
In part 1, you received an overview of the eCAP program. In this second part you will see how El Crystal elementary school has been able to sustain this program for several months. You will hear how principal Skip Johnson and his teachers set-up a training program where the upper grade students trained the younger students. You will also see how easy it is to quickly add audiobooks to the iPods. Lastly, you will hear some ideas Mr. Johnson has to extend this program in the future.
The eCAP program at El Crystal Elementary School in the San Bruno Park School District is a unique take home audiobook program where 40 targeted students use iPods to listen to and read from several different literature books. Principal Skip Johnson and several teachers and students share the program and explain how the program has increased student achievement and motivation to read. Stay tuned for Part 2 to learn how to set up a program like this in your school or district!