Taylor County School District (SMART#2)
Science and Math Advanced by Relevant Technology (SMART)
The project will target Taylor county Middle school due to the lack of current technology in the classrooms. Science Big Ideas will be aligned with NGSSS for grades 6-8 to include the practice of science; the characteristics of scientific knowledge; the role of theories, laws, hypotheses, and models; and science fair. The project will build a digital education infrastructure by retrofitting each classroom, media center, and conference room with IWB, projector, document camera, and laptop. SMART will reform teaching practices in order to increase student motivation, engagement, and performance through the use of digital tools.