Four more educators were recognized for taking 21st Century learning to the next level Monday.
Each month, Glen Rose ISD board of trustees shines a light on teachers who have embraced technology advancements at each of the school district's six campuses.
Kindergarten teacher Mary Cortez was recognized for turning up the HEAT (Higher-order thinking, Engaged learning experiences, Authentic connections and applications of concepts to real life, and incorporating Technology into the learning activities and processes.)
Supertintendent Wayne Rotan said Cortez has taught her bilingual students to create digital flowcharts to aid in the understanding and comprehension of texts to identify, analyze and examine characters, settings, plots, story problems and sequence by using the "popplet" application with their iPads.
Rotan called the instruction "amazing" and pointed out that the elementary students are developing a clear understanding of nouns and verbs that is demonstrated through their creation of the flowcharts.
At the intermediate level, Mary Strayhorn was applauded for implementing the "Time To Know" program to enhance students' knowledge of math.
Strayhorn uses the digital learning platform which responds to student performance and implements independent practice.
Junior High teacher Kristy Snow was recognized for developing a solid understanding of difficult math concepts with MacBooks.
Rotan said Snow uses ActivEngage to support key math concepts and correct student misconceptions and also summarizes student learning.
Finally, Rotan said Kivett Gresham has taught his U.S. History students at Glen Rose High School to create video flash cards.
"Mr. Gresham is using technology as a means of knowledge learning," Rotan said, adding he is also using the Blackboard platform for assignments and student led discussions.
"These educators have done an outstanding job of maximizing the tools they have been given," Rotan said.