Taoyuan, being Taiwan’s smart city icon, proposed the “Smart City Flagship Program” in 2017 to progress steadily in its urban development strategies. When it comes to Smarter campus in Taoyuan, one has to mention Taoyuan Municipal Da You Junior High School, which is advancing at an incredible speed while overturning our views on education.
Starting from August 2016, the TEAM Model Smarter Classroom support system has been gradually inducted. In less than a year, over 80% of the teachers have all changed their teaching approaches, and over 90% of the classes can all utilize Smarter instructional system on a regular basis. Such pronounced results have drawn the visit of the Education Minister from Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, the school had an overall induction, with 50 Smarter Classrooms installed, and delivered an outstanding performance in the Comprehensive Assessment Program for Junior High School Students. This is a sufficient indication that Da You Junior High School’s model in implementing Smarter Education is a worthy model for other schools to learn from.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
In order to motivate teachers into learning about Smarter Classroom, teachers in Da You Junior High School that are familiar with the Smarter Classroom support system take initiatives in forming a commission and draft a Hiking Project in which to divide up the use of technology in Smarter Classroom into five stages, much like a series of games marked with challenges. Certifications and rewards would be given to teachers for mutual stimulation and learning, as well as for self-improvement in professional development. Subsequently, such a proactive attitude will allow for an alternative classroom experience for the students.
Decent policies will have an impact on the performance of the team. Da You Junior High School’s principal, Mr. Chen Jia-Xiang proposes his five principles in technology leadership and congeals the team of teachers with concrete approaches, where Smarter Education is no longer about one person working in isolation. His approaches have achieved drastic key effects, whether in terms of attitudes or practical operations. On November 10, Principal Chen Jia-Xiang will share with the public the successful experiences and results & conclusions of the Smarter teachers' development, formulating Smarter models, and delivering Smarter Lectures in his school. The convention will also host Smarter workshops on TEAM Model Team-based Learning and encourage global Smarter teachers to exchange precious teaching experience, promote technology application in the classroom, and to promote Smarter Education.
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