"Education is public welfare" is the philosophy that the Chairman of the Group-Wu has often communicated with the team members of TEAM Model, so that we could keep constant thinking on the essence of "education" which should "take it from society and give back to the society." HABOOK Group has been cultivating smarter education for many years. They have cooperated with more units to make good use of various social resources to provide students with a better smarter teaching environment and achieve student-centered and one-to-one educational ideals with the latest technology and the guidance of modern education concept.
In order to realize the one-to-one, student-centered teaching, learning community, team-based learning and other modern teaching concepts, a public welfare program "Smarter Education Movement" launched by "Taiwan Technology Leadership and Instructional Technology Development Association (TTLITDA)" and supported by HABOOK Group has assisted the development of smarter teachers and teacher professional development in three stages. This program has won the "Top 100 choice of Innovative Education" in "Education•Parenting Family Lifestyle" magazine.
Across 1000 kilometers, assisting in more than 1,200 students
The lack of educational resources, stable teachers, and cultural incentives in the rural areas can easily lead to insufficient academic ability of the students. Therefore, "Taiwan' Hope Project of Remote Rural Districts" launched by TTLITDA together with the "Taiwan Literacy Teaching Research Association" and supported by HABOOK Group has assisted 13 elementary schools and high schools in rural areas. And there has been 16 classes that set up a distance 1+1 smarter classroom to help about 1,200 students developing their reading interest and their language skills. To establish a on-going distance smartness alliance to link the educational resources of urban and rural areas, to conduct one-year distance counseling, distance learning, distance teaching, and distance communication under TEAM Model Distance Smarter Classroom to enhance the overall education in the rural areas, it not only helps the children in the rural areas improving their reading comprehension, but also enables teachers from all over the world to achieve professional growth through the exchange. This program has won the "Taiwan 100" of "Global Views Educational Foundation Monthly" as an excellent project.
A magnitude 8 earthquake occurred in Sichuan in 2008, causing more than 100,000 casualties. This earthquake also shattered the hope of many children to go to school. Wenchuan has still been in an area with relatively scarce resources till today.
In 2013, Chengdu Normal University proposed the UGSE (University–Government-School-Enterprises) collaborative innovation model. This program did play the advantages of "government support, school-enterprise cooperation, mutual benefit and resource sharing", it also cooperated with HABOOK Group to donate millions of equipment for public welfare and to build TEAM Model Distance Smarter Classroom for Wenchuan. Then it connected Wenchuan II Elementary school and Chengdu ELDU Experimental Primary School, Ziteng Campus which enabled the teachers of Ziteng Campus to normalize distance smarter teaching. So that they could use this to introduce Chengdu's rich teaching resources to further improve the predicament due to the lack of stimulation and teachers, and to narrow the gap of education homogeneity. Let TEAM Model plant the seeds of hope in the minority areas successfully and soon bloomed.
In order to support the Jiangbei, Ningbo areas to implement the public welfare policy of unimpeded and accurate assistance, to bridge the gap between urban and rural resources, and to improve the schooling dilemma of children of rural migrant workers, HABOOK Group donated the devices with the value more than millions to create a TEAM Model Distance Smarter Classroom at the beginning of 2016.
As the best school in Jiangbei District of Ningbo City, Huizhen Academy is equipped with quite good resources and student sources. Ningbo Xiuren School is located in the suburbs of Jiangbei District, it is with relatively insufficient resources and many students are the children of rural migrant workers as the remote location. The average score difference between the students in the two schools exceeded 30 points before introducing the Distance Smarter Classroom.
With the using of the system supported by TEAM Model Distance Smarter Classroom at these two schools to implement distance Joint Teaching and Joint Lesson Observation Feedback and lesson preparations every week, the urban and rural children learned and grew together regardless of space constraints. The participating classes of the two schools not only shared the benefit of stimulating growth of each other, but the children of the relatively rural Xiuren School have greatly reduced the difference in study performance due to this kind of learning resources after one year.
Feedback from the participating students
"I not only learned a lot at today’s lecture, but I also felt very happy. The other 401 class on the other side was also very excited. They kept the discussion with us. I really hoped that I would continue this way forever..."
"Looking at the smiles on the screen, just like they were sitting next to us, the network connected us tightly, how magical!"
Taipei Zhiqing Elementary School, Hong Kong Student Aid Society Primary School, Yangzhai Primary School in Tong'an District, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, Sichuan Chengdu ELDU Experimental Primary School, Ziteng Campus established the "TEAM Model Distance Smarter Classroom Alliance Program". This program helped the broad community of teachers across the Taiwan Strait to learn and grow together through the TEAM Model Distance Smarter Classroom to promote the teaching mode of innovative and intelligent classrooms with the live broadcast.
Feedback from teachers
“I don't know if the children could still longing for more after class. However, I really hope that we can continue with the next lecture after listening to the children's questions. And just let me start with their questions to make all explore and implement the smarter reading teaching, which could cultivate the children to apply what they have learned to the goal of life.”--Xu Huiling, Teachers from Zhi Qing Elementary School, Taipei