Staff Development

"Your presentation ensured the success of this conference and a successful school year for the schools that are making remarkable strides with Oklahoma's at-risk young people. 

Comments from participants in your session indicate that you presented pertinent information and that they appreciated your energy as well as the wealth of information that you shared.  The teachers really liked your format."

Mary L. Meritt, Ed.D.,
Assistant Superintendent
School Improvement
Oklahoma State Department of Education

"The Technology Day was professionally done, informative, experiential and just about the best thing I have seen in a long time.  It is rare to find a business that puts educational quality, schools and student needs above making a profit.

The Schoolware staff is one of integrity, knowledge and professionalism.  They have a clear understanding of the needs of education and how to help schools make good choices.  I would highly recommend Schoolware, Inc. to anyone seeking to improve educational opportunities that effect change for students."

Denise Riley
Assistant Director

"Through your training efforts and assistance, we have become an exemplary program that is recognized on the national level.  Please convey compliments to your entire staff for being fantastic partners in this effort. 

Your team has been well-organized, resourceful, and professional while locating appropriate academic enrichment programs that prepare students for college."

Sandy Decker
GEAR UP Director
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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Thirty–eight area teachers, administrators and GEAR UP staff members attended a three–hour SmartBoard workshop presented by Jerry Hutchings and Kathy Robinson with Schoolware at the McAlester Campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College. The professional Development workshop was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP for a Brighter Tomorrow grant program. 

The SmartBoard is an interactive whiteboard that helps energize presentations and motivates learners. Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SmartBoard interactive whiteboard engages students and audiences around the world. The touch–sensitive display connects to your computer and digital projector to show your computer image. You can then control computer applications directly from the display, write notes in digital ink and save your work to share later.

Best of all, the full–featured SmartBoard interactive whiteboard is incredibly easy to use. If you can use a computer, you can use a SmartBoard interactive whiteboard.  Hutchings demonstrated the advantages of using the SmartBoard technology in the classroom to make learning come alive. He provided numerous examples, teaching strategies, and tips.

Students can take advantage of interactive science labs. No more worrying about the expense of a science lab. It can be available to ALL students! Teachers can create lessons without using software. Any interactive software that a teacher receives with a textbook can be used with SmartBoard.

The level of experience with SmartBoard varied among attendees. Some were using it extensively; others had never seen the technology. Those with experience offered suggestions for usage and helpful web sites.

Eastern Oklahoma State College received a $6.7 million federal GEAR UP grant and is in the third year of implementation. Eastern has partnered with 23 area schools to provide students, teachers, and parents with additional educational opportunities. The event was coordinated by GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator Lorrie Russ.

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