Technology focus of showcase at Noblesville High School

Jeff Bryant
Jeff Bryant

Noblesville Schools wants to inform the community and parents how it is engaging, inspiring and empowering students while developing 21st century skills during the inaugural Learning Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12 at Noblesville High School, 18111 Cumberland Rd.

“We want to shine a spotlight on students and teachers and all the things we are doing at Noblesville Schools,” NHS Principal Jeff Bryant said. “Every school in the district is represented.”

Bryant said doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with performances by the NHS Jazz Band and choir prior to the start of the showcase. From 6 to 6:15 p.m. a group session will be held in the auditorium where an elementary, middle and high school teacher will be recognized for their work after being nominated by their peers.

“The next hour and 45 minutes will feature booths in the cafeteria and 30 minute sessions in classrooms,” Bryant said.

Students and teachers will introduce guests to some of the many ways that learning is taking place in today’s classrooms. Attendees will learn about digital age tools, 21st century skills, inquiry based learning, student-centered instruction and an interdisciplinary or authentic approach to teaching and learning.

“We invite anyone in the community, not just parents,” Bryant said, adding parents are encouraged to bring their children with them.

The showcase includes more than 75 booths or breakout sessions including learning with iPads, robotics, digital photography, video game programming and television broadcast productions.

“People can see how teachers are using technology to engage our kids” Noblesville Schools Director of Technology Andrew Swickheimer. “It’s an opportunity for folks to see how teaching and learning has changed.”