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Get your emails in before 12am tonight to receive your FREE SMART Board course!

Mrs. Blossom’s Online SMART Board Course valued at $99 is 100% free for the month of September! This promotion is proudly sponsored by Advanced Education in Canada.

Begin the school year on the right note by brushing up on your SMART Board skills or learning new tips and tricks that can bring increased interactivity and fun into your classroom! Unleash the power of your SMART Board today with Mrs. Blossom’s Online SMART Board Course completely FREE!

Simply email back2school@blossomlearning.com and quote this promotion and we will send you a complimentary course right away!* Don’t delay, this special promotion only runs until Sept. 30th @ 12am at which time the cost of the course will return to $99.

Dont delay…this is a limited time offer to receive the award winning Online SMART Board Course! For more information on Blossom Learning, please visit www.blossomlearning.com .

Happy Learning!

(*please allow up to 48 hours for the course to be sent. 1 course per user email address)

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Trial Offer for FrontRow Classroom Sound Systems

 

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Advanced partner Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board implements SMART Boards in their new school

Leah Schwenger stepped away from her daily duties as principal at Dr. Davey school in January.

Instead, she focused on shaping the vision of the new Dr. J. Edgar Davey elementary school that brings resources and technology to an impoverished inner-city school that sorely needed it.

It’s the last of 10 schools the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board planned to build by 2010 as part of its revitalization plan.

“I am really happy because I think we’re going to be the best school yet,” Schwenger said.

Located at Ferguson and Wilson streets, the new school is a bright spacious three-storey building that’s double the size and has triple the classrooms of the original 1971 school.

No longer will there be three teachers instructing classes in a single large open concept room where even the principal admits it would be hard for her to focus because it was so noisy.

Now every teacher in the school’s 33 classrooms will wear a microphone necklace connected to a stereo system that allows their voice to project well to the back of the class.

They also all have a laptop and SMART board, a touch-controlled screen that works with a computer and projector to display lessons, videos and websites. Advanced Education is excited to be part of this project, having provided the school with all their new SMART Boards.

“Technology was very important … We need to give students those experiences that so many don’t get at home.”

It was important to Schwenger that technology play a prominent role in how students are taught, in part because many don’t have access to computers outside the classroom. As principal of the inner-city school for the past decade, she knows the school and its community well.

The Beasley neighbourhood where Davey is located is one of the poorest urban areas in Canada.

More than half live below the poverty line and unemployment is close to 45 per cent. About 60 per cent of students speak English as their second language. The population is so transient that Schwenger hesitates to guess what the school enrolment will be.

In June it was 480. The new school has capacity for 800 students in JK to Grade 8. The 8,600-square foot building also has a walk-in clothing room where people can take donated items, as well as a kitchen and multi-purpose room that will be used for breakfast and snack programs.

It will also serve as a community hub, with a new adjacent community centre that houses an Ontario Early Years Centre, meeting rooms and space for future programming such as dance or cooking classes.

Other bells and whistles include motion-sensored lights to save energy and money, GPS-equipped clocks so the time is never wrong and a dozen security cameras that can be monitored at all times from a computer.

For librarian Dino Caruso, the school’s library, with floor to ceiling windows and tons of natural light, is “like night and day” compared with the old dim windowless one.

Music teacher Julianna Daniel no longer has to teach music on the stage or “the dungeon,” a nickname for a small room by the washrooms in the old school. She’s planning lessons using You Tube on the SMART board so she can show videos of authentic music from around the world.

Grade 4 teacher Annemarie Chabot is amazed by the improvements to the teaching environment.

“It feels like a gift to us, let alone our kids,” she said.

The school plans to host an open house Sept. 7. Classes begin Sept. 8.

If your school is looking to implement classroom technology such as SMART Boards and audio systems, contact Advanced Education at 1-800-436-6239 or e-mail us at info@advanced-education.com .

Most of the text was extracted from THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR (Sep 2, 2010)

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Meeting room Scheduling Sytem

 

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Advanced Education to participate at KPR ETFO Conference

Sponsored by Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Teachers Federation, Advanced is delivering multiple SMART Board workshops for beginner and experienced users.  We’ll be demonstrating how to address curriculum expectations through differentiated instructional techniques.   

Come by our booth to experiment with the SMART Board, SMART document camera, SMART Response, and SMART Table.  You will also get a chance to win a free in-house training course.  We hope to see you all there!

Details
Theme: Reaching All Learners
Date:  Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Time:  9 to 4
Location: Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, 633 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 5J2
Participants: Educators and Teacher Candidates from Trent University
Number:  150 participants
Keynote: 
Dr. Steve Joordens from U of T
Laying the Foundation for Critical Thought:  The Importance of Quality-Based Discrimination Assignments

Advanced Education is the SMART vendor of records for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.   We specialize in SMART Boards, Document Cameras, Classroom audio, projectors, screens, and other classroom technology products . We are an authorized audiovisual dealer for a wide range of manufacturers, including SMART Technologies for interactive whiteboards.  If you are looking for special program and pricing for education, contact us at 1-800-436-6239 or
info@advanced-inc.com

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Attend the Discovery Series and Assistive Technology Summit

 

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Request your SMART Solutions Guide to make informed classroom decisions

 

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Back 2 School Promotion: Online SMART Board course is FREE

Mrs. Blossom’s Online SMART Board Course valued at $99 is FREE for the month of September! This promotion is proudly sponsored by Advanced Education in Canada.

Begin the school year on the right note by brushing up on your SMART Board skills or learning new tips and tricks that can bring increased interactivity and fun into your classroom! Unleash the power of your SMART Board today with Mrs. Blossom’s Online SMART Board Course completely FREE!

Simply email back2school@blossomlearning.com and quote this promotion and a complimentary course will be sent right away!* Don’t delay, this special promotion only runs from Sept. 1st to Sept. 30th @ 12am at which time the cost of the course will return to $99.

Don’t delay…this is a limited time offer to receive the award winning Online SMART Board Course!

Happy Learning!

www.blossomlearning.com

(*please allow up to 48 hours for the course to be sent. 1 course per user email address)

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