Hundreds of Lindbergh Schools teachers attended a conference Friday to learn about the latest classroom technology and see best practices for using these cutting-edge techniques in the classroom. They didn’t travel out of state or even across town. Instead, Lindbergh teachers used their planned professional development day to train each other on the Lindbergh High School campus during the district’s second annual Technology “Unconference.”
The “Unconference” includes more than 60 topics, such as “Come Play on Pinterest,” “Augmented Reality in the Classroom,” “Elementary iPad App Conversation” and “Technology in Athletics.” During each session, Lindbergh teachers trained one another and shared how they are using the latest technology to reach students in a 21st century global world.
Lindbergh Schools is a leader in the St. Louis area in classroom technology usage, including an exploratory iPad classroom at LHS, eBooks in all of the district libraries, interactive classroom teaching technology, and a bring-your-own-device policy that encourages students in all grade levels to use their smartphones, tablets and laptops to complete classroom lessons.