WCS educators get lessons on technology

Stephanie Agee, media specialist at Emerson Elementary School, speaks to teachers Wednesday about using iPad applications for in-class projects. (Photo by Michael Erb)

PARKERSBURG — Teachers and administrators throughout Wood County are gathering this week at Parkersburg High School to improve their technology skills.

Wood County Schools Tech Week allows educators to learn from one another in a variety of areas, from robots to coding to 3D printing and beyond.

Every Wood County student in grades K-8 will have an Apple iPad assigned to them in the 2019-20 school year, said Curriculum Director Christie Willis.

“The teachers are learning the opportunities and functionalities the new Apple products can bring into their classrooms,” she said.

The technology trainings are provided through Title II and Title IV state and federal funds.

Sherry Morris, a second-grade teacher at Martin Elementary School, installs a spool of filament in a 3D printer Wednesday during Wood County Schools Tech Week teacher training at Parkersburg High School. (Photo by Michael Erb)

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