Dozier Elementary Achieves Technology Goal

Sharing "Great Moments at Dozier Elementary"

Upon finalizing their 5 year tech plan last year, the Dozier Elementary technology committee set an “Eye on Tech” campaign in motion to gain resources for teachers and students. During the first year, they were able to receive grade level digital cameras, flip cameras, a few classroom computers and some software licenses with the help of parents and community organizations. The campaign began its second year on a positive note in August as Librarian Schuyler Poche received a Dollar General Grant for five computers in her library.

 

With the beginning of a new year at hand, the committee made a decision to set their sights on adding interactive Promethean Boards classrooms which had none.

 

When the district had technology funding during the 2007 and 2008 years, technology courses were offered by the district for interested teachers/schools to earn Promethean Boards.  Fortunately, about half of the Dozier Elementary educators took advantage of the offer at that time and earned interactive white boards.

 

With a successful first year with their tech plan, the priority of the tech committee switched gears and it was decided that if donations or grants were made available this year, the school would work on purchasing more interactive white boards for the remainder of the classrooms.  As a popular resource, the interactivity of the boards provide hands-on lesson which engage students.

 

Through the generosity of a local business, Hess, and the Erath 4th of July Association, an additional seven boards were purchased in December and January, leaving just a handful of classrooms in need.

 

On Friday, January 20th another local company Sparrows, offered a helping hand and delivered a check to Principal Karla Toups and Assistant Principal Natalie Hebert allowing the school to purchase the final Promethean Boards needed for every classroom.


Dozier E
lementary recently received a check from  Sparrows allowing the school to purchase the final round of Promethean Boards for each classroom to have an interactive white board.  Pictured with the check in front of a Promethean Board are Principal Karla Toups and Assistant Principal Natalie Hebert.  

Pictured is Dozier Elementary Principal Karla Toups breaking the news to 1st grade teacher Lauren Landry that Sparrows brought a donation allowing her and other teachers a chance to receive an interactive Promethean Board.

Toups stated how “excited and appreciative the school was to receive funding to complete this project in just five months.” She also added “now that we have acquired money to purchase the boards, comes the responsibility of educating our teachers in how utilize these powerful resources effectively in our classrooms.”  Hebert also commented by saying “Our journey isn't finished yet. We have the boards, now we want to see our students engaged by using them in the most productive way possible.

To accomplish that, means arranging Professional Development opportunities for those gaining boards. The technology committee immediately set up a “phase one” Promethean Board training session for several teachers under the direction of with District Technology Specialist Mike Dartez on January 25th at the Technology Center.

Promethan Boards are known as "trendy" and powerful technology tools that promote productive interactive lessons with students. Pictured is Dozier Elementary 2nd grader Dylan Wright during a language lesson.
Through Promethean Boards, students are offered engaging, fun and meaningful interactive lessons. Pictured is Dozier Elementary student Olivia Langham participating in an interactive money lesson.

Dozier Elementary (Pre K-5)
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415 West Primeaux
Erath, LA 70533

337-937-6915
Fax: 937-0630

Website address http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/dozier
 


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