In Troy Enlarged City School District, Professional Development Day March 20 served as the kickoff to the district's $8.4 million capital project approved by voters in 2013. The district installed state-of-the-art, interactive Cisco teleconference technology in 200 classrooms, as well as implemented curriculum with real-world applications.
The technology allows for a unique classroom experience in which students will have an opportunity to interact with community businesses and organizations on a local, national and global level. The collaboration will engage students in real-world learning of their subject areas, and will improve their 21st century skills to better prepare them for college and careers.
At Troy Middle School, 1976 Burdett Ave., on Professional Development Day, Troy teachers in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, as well as guests from other school districts, used new technology to teleconference with specialists from organizations across the country. These groups included the National Football Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Center for Puppetry Arts, Durham Western Heritage Museum, the University of Nebraska State Museum, the Institute for Holocaust Education and Ann Arbor Hands On Science.
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