Noblesville Schools to host second learning showcase event March 11

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Noblesville Schools wants to inform the community and parents how it is engaging, inspiring and empowering students while developing 21st century skills during its second Learning Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. March 11 at Noblesville High School, 18111 Cumberland Rd.

Swickheimer

Swickheimer

“The feedback from last year was overwhelmingly positive,” Noblesville Schools Director of Technology Andrew Swickheimer said. “The thing I remember hearing the most was how impressed people were with the innovative learning happening in our classrooms. One of the things I love most about my job is the fact that I get to visit classrooms across the district and see how our teachers are using technology to create meaningful learning experiences for students. With an event like this, students, parents, teachers and administrators get an opportunity to experience the innovation happening every day throughout the district.”

The event is open to the public and students are the featured presenters. Swickheimer said it is a great opportunity for them to share their learning and develop the skills they’ll need for college and career.

“For most of us, when we think of school we think about our own experiences as a student when we were in school,” he said. “Knowing that our society is digitally driven, and employers today expect a high level of technical, collaborative and problem solving skills from their employees, Noblesville Schools set out to change what education looks like with our Miller Shift approach to education.”

Swickheimer said a few minor changes were made to the program but for the most part it will be very similar to last year.

“We’ll kick off the evening in the auditorium at 6 p.m. with some comments from (supt.) Dr. Beth Niedermeyer and the recognition of our 2015 Innovative Teachers of the Year award winners,” he said.

Swickheimer said the event will include more than 70 interactive displays representing all grade levels and buildings throughout the district.

“It’s important for us to share what’s happening in our classrooms from the perspective of our students and teachers,” he said. “We want parents to know success in school is about much more than just test scores.”

For more information, visit learningshowcase.org.

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