Taoyuan Guang Ming Junior High School, a Smarter School with All-Round Development
Establish Smarter Classroom
Taoyuan Guang Ming Junior High School was founded in 1999. It was the only school in Taoyuan that provided an air conditioner and a water dispenser for every classroom, which were all smarter classrooms! After Hsin-Chang Ho became the principal in 2015, he continued to promote smarter classrooms by first introducing it to 8th Grade and then 9th Grade. Due to the outstanding results, the Department of Education helped to introduce the system into the entire school.
Facilitate Teacher Professional Development
After the smarter classroom software was set up, Guang Ming Junior High School combined the cloud platform construction and used IES Smarter Teaching Service to integrate pre-, mid- ,and post-lesson teaching information; it also adopted AI Smart Coach for evaluation indicators of teacher professional development and growth. In 2019, Guang Ming joined the TEAM Model Smarter School Alliance, and set up an exclusive Sokrates Channel for sharing its classic lesson examples with teachers across the world.
Principal Hsin-Chang Ho
"Bright Summit Project" to Expedite the Promotion of Smarter School
In order to promote and implement smarter classrooms more rapidly and effectively, Guang Ming invites smarter education expert consultants to conduct training for teachers to understand the state-of-the-art technology usage and ideas. Furthermore, it has established the rewarding measures of the "Bright Summit Project".
Based on Jin Yong's martial arts novels, thirty levels of tasks were set up. Each level included knowledge and skills of smarter technology, such as Pick-out, IRS, and toss-up, so that teachers could familiarize themselves with the operation and application of smarter classrooms spontaneously.
Teachers received a raffle ticket for each level they pass, and lucky winners would be drawn at the monthly teacher meeting. If all the teachers in a subject passed the final "Shaolin" level, they would all be rewarded with gift certificates and afternoon tea coupons, and the grand prize, a tablet, would be drawn last. It is hoped that, by doing so, teachers would conduct self-learning and offer assistance mutually for a better smarter school.
The Stage for Smarter Teachers
From the lessons accumulated daily, the school selects suitable lessons to represent the school in various teaching competitions, so as to find bigger stages for the school's smarter teachers.
2019 Cross-Strait Invitational Tournament for the Intelligence Class - Champion 2018 Cross-Strait Invitational Tournament for the Intelligence Class - Champion 2017 Cross-Strait Invitational Tournament for the Intelligence Class - Champion The Taoyuan Team won the championship for three consecutive years in the Cross-Strait Invitational Tournament for the Intelligence Class, including two championships in 2017 and 2018, led by Principal Hsin-Chang Ho. 2018 Master Cup Smart Classroom Team Competition - Champion 2018 Innovative Smarter Lecture Award - Grand Prize 2018 Innovative Smarter Lecture Award - First Prize 2018 Taoyuan City Innovative Technology Interactive Classroom Teaching Team Competition - Bronze Peach Award 2018 Technology Leadership Excellence Award - Hsin-Chang Ho 2018 Smart School Award (Awarded by the Mayor of Taoyuan City)
Since the introduction of smarter classrooms in Guang Ming Junior High School, the equipment and professional development of smart teachers have reached a mature stage. The five subjects to be enhanced have all decreased significantly compared to previous years (e.g. the rate of students needing enhancement in Science subjects has decreased by 1.49 percentage points from 2018 to 2019, which is 4 percentage points lower than the national rate, and the rate for English decreasing by 1.88 percentage points from 2018 to 2019, which is 3 percentage points lower than the national rate). Among the proficient subject ratios, Science and English increased by more than 3 percentage points from 2018 to 2019, and the difference between Science and the national ratio was no more than 1 percentage point. After the introduction of the TEAM Model system at Guang Ming Junior High School, the student's academic performance has improved and is still improving!
Principal Hsin-Chang Ho said: "As long as the 5C ratio goes down every year, it means that the school's teaching has a very close relationship with smart education." The admission rate of Guang Ming Junio High School's students in public high schools has been increasing year by year, the rate of students to be enhanced has been decreasing, and the rate of proficient subjects has been close to the national rate. The school has received excellent results in domestic and international smart education competitions for many years. The Taoyuan Team won the championship for three consecutive years in the Cross-Strait Invitational Tournament for the Intelligence Class, including two championships in 2017 and 2018, led by Principal Hsin-Chang Ho, which represents the school's achievements in promoting and developing smart education are obvious to all!