We are pleased to feature World Language Department Head Renee Dacey as our Teacher Profile for the month of December. Mrs. Dacey has been teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom for the past four years. Thanks to her leadership, the entire World Language Department at BHS has embraced using the iPad in the classroom and it has had a tremendous impact on instruction and assessment. In fact, the BHS World Language Department has evolved into a model for other schools looking to develop a 1:1 program. Many foreign language teachers throughout the state and beyond have reached out to Renee and her colleagues for advice and support regarding teaching in a 1:1 classroom.
In the video embedded below, Mrs. Dacey shares more details about how she specifically leverages the iPad, the decision to no longer support a PC language lab, and her go-to iOS applications for teaching foreign language including Adobe Voice, Show Me, iTalk Premium and more. Additionally, the video provides a glimpse of what it’s like to be in Mrs. Dacey’s classroom. This is a must watch and share for teachers and school leaders who are working towards a 1:1 model.
Stay tuned for our continued Teacher Profile series in 2016!