The Interactive Learning Advocate Program will bring together innovative teachers to share their strategies for success and enable them to be beacons for transmitting what works throughout their schools and districts.
Austin, TX, TCEA (PRWEB) February 09, 2012
i>clicker, one of the most widely used and fastest growing student response systems in the nation, today announced that it will begin an Interactive Learning Advocate Program (ILAP) to promote best classroom practices that result in improved learning outcomes.
Beginning at TCEA, i>clicker is recruiting and interviewing K-12 teachers to select a pilot group of members for ILAP. In March, the selections will be announced along with a schedule of events for the rest of the year that will include regional meetings, webinars, and social events at national conferences. Selected teachers will benefit from in-person training and professional development, collaboration with other ILAP members, stipends for travel to speaking engagements at conferences and a free i>clicker classroom system, among other benefits.
While the initial pilot group will consist of 10-20 teachers from Texas, i>clicker plans to expand the number of Advocates to over 50 by year end. Further growth in the number of advocates and the regions in which the program will operate is planned for 2013.
“We hope the Interactive Learning Advocate Program will bring together innovative teachers to share their strategies for success and enable them to be beacons for transmitting what works throughout their schools and districts,” said Troy Williams, a vice president at global publisher Macmillan and general manager of Macmillan New Ventures, the division that includes i>clicker. “The i>clicker classroom response system features a simple intuitive design based on its educator-inventors’ focus on pedagogical process and results. It’s not technology for technology sake. It’s fundamentally about increasing student engagement and producing superior learning outcomes.”
i>clicker will be recruiting at TCEA at booth #107.
i>clicker was built by educators for educators with the goal of keeping students focused on content, not technology. i>clicker’s student response system allows teachers to get started in minutes, making formative assessment simple and efficient. Its ease of use makes implementation easy for a wide range of teaching styles and subjects, ensuring that any classroom can benefit from active learning. Invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors, i>clicker’s classroom response system continues to be recognized for its superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. Together with a team of educators and reviewers, inventors Tim Stelzer and Mats Selen continue to play lead roles in product development. i>clicker is adopted at more than 900 educational institutions in North America and Canada and used by more than 2.5 million students. For more about i>clicker’s full range of products and features, please visit http://www.iclicker.com.
About Macmillan New Ventures:
Macmillan New Ventures discovers, develops and markets innovative technologies and new products that make learning more engaging. Part of global media company Macmillan, we’re here to do more for education. To push the boundaries of where, when and how we learn. Teacher to student. Student to teacher. And peer to peer.