Although Taipei Municipal Peng-Lai Elementary School is a centennial school, it has introduced teaching technologies continuously. In addition to being the first School of the Future MCloud in the world to be certified by Microsoft Corporation, it took the lead in introducing the “Clicker” (i.e. the interactive response system, IRS) in 2005. Up until now, it has been a school in which all the classes are smarter classrooms. Besides being an exemplary school of the innovative teaching of the Department of Education, Peng-Lai has been awarded as an outstanding school with teaching and innovative experiments in Taipei City. It has substantial experience in smarter teaching as well as the soft power in smarter interaction models.
Taipei Municipal Peng-Lai Elementary School has introduced the TEAM Model Smarter Classroom System and every class is equipped with smarter classroom devices. In order to breakthrough traditional teaching and extend learning space, the School has remedied the establishment of learning platforms through E-institutes and IES cloud to develop distance and online learning courses. By using technological assistive devices for promoting students’ team-based learning, and by integrating digital aids, such as HiTeach, IRS and tablets, the pre-, mid- and post-lesson learning information can be integrated effectively. This cannot only reduce the teachers’ pressure but also become important reference basis for learning.
Peng-Lai Elementary School was established in 1911
Centennial school joins the Global TEAM Model Smarter School Alliance Project
The establishment of Peng-Lai’s smarter school was not done at once. It first started with the enhancement of teachers’ teaching skills, and progressed to the building of classroom software and hardware and the construction of the Smarter Classroom Observation Lounge. IES Smarter School Service was then used to organize the school’s entire learning resources. Director General Chuan-Wei Wu of Global TEAM Model Education Research Institute and Principal Han-Ding Shang of Peng-Lai Elementary School entered into the Global TEAM Model Smarter School Alliance Project in May of 2019 in the hope of working with top tier smarter schools in the world and introducing global resources into the school for the teachers and students of Peng-Lai to develop together. Peng-Lai Elementary School joins the Global TEAM Model Smarter School Alliance Project in 2019
Organize teacher communities for promoting teamwork and organizational learning
The smarter classroom development strategy of Peng-Lai Elementary School is like a convergence of multiple rivers. In addition to the professional training of smarter education consultants, it also includes different elements, such as innovative teacher community, ethos of experimental education, and devotion in learning domains. Not only has students’ team-based learning been implemented, but teachers have also followed the institutes of collaborative preparation and organizational learning. Seed teacher teams are formed and communities in the school year domain are organized to apply team-based teaching models with scaled introduction and cycled feedback for achieving the goals of teachers’ quality teaching in their devoted domains and students’ diversified adaptive learning.
The smarter lesson has obviously become one of the teaching models that Peng-Lai teachers are accustomed to. Through smarter classrooms, the teachers provide a highly interactive learning environment, and use flexibly technical aids, such as HiTeach, IRS and TBL, for students to learn knowledge through “learning by doing”. With the help of the Smarter Education Support System, as well as the learning process from prompt concept comparison, information delivery, problem clarification to work presentation, knowledge is deeply rooted in the minds of the students for them to cultivate the skill of exploratory thinking. The classes can also use the HiTA Teaching Assistant App to take pictures or make microfilms to be uploaded and presented on the e-whiteboard. The object presenter can be used to transmit images of objects onto the screen. Works can not only be observed and learnt by students, but also be enlarged on the e-whiteboard for teachers to explain the contents more conveniently. In order to increase the interaction and immediacy of courses, teaching is combined with the instant questioning and answering of IRS to facilitate class discussions in the manners of buzz-in and toss-up, so that teaching can be livelier.
Peng-Lai teachers integrate technology in teaching application
Achievements of inherited and innovative smarter schools
Peng-Lai teachers are experienced in practical participation and exchange. They participated in the Smarter Education Workshop at Yong-Le Elementary School and Nangang Elementary School multiple times in 2014, and held multiple diversified teaching events on campus. Several teachers receive outstanding rewards in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Innovative Smarter Lecture Award. The former principal, Mr. Pei-Zhang Chen, received the Outstanding Principal Award for Technological Leadership in 2014. In addition to publishing periodically information related papers in the nation and overseas, Principal Han-Ding Shang participated in the city-wide open teaching of smarter reading lessons in 2018. Furthermore, the teacher groups of Peng-Lai have received unanimous appraisals from the judges of the Innovative Smarter Lecture Award. The teachers were selected as representatives for the 2019 Summit, and they even formed a team to compete in the Second Global TEAM Model Smarter Lecture Contest. By being devoted to the development of smarter education, it is believed that the centennial school can help more students with its traditional and brand new technologies.
It can be seen from the long-term cultivation and outstanding performance that the professional quality of the smarter lessons applied by the teachers of Taipei Municipal Peng-Lai Elementary School has brought the students better learning accomplishments.
Participate in the Global Technology Leadership and Instructional Technology Summit on behalf of the school