How an active learning environment helps students engage in content
Performed by Kevin Hogan, School News, Editor-in-Chief
As technology continues to play an important role in the classroom, many schools are leaning towards active learning environments in order to effectively engage students in learning using technology. Join us on September 29th, Remy Del Mar, Senior Product Manager at K-12 Projector, Epson America, Inc., hosts a live Q&A with two school leaders. Mark Hess, principal of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School in Wald Lake, Michigan, and Chad Lewis, director of technology at Tampa Preparatory School in Florida, will discuss submerged classrooms and how they are used in their school. Participants will hear two different perspectives as Mark provides insights into reforms this past summer that have transformed his classrooms into an active learning environment, and Chad shares how his school has been using an active learning environment since 2013.
Meet your speakers
Principal: Mary Helen Guest Elementary
Mark Hess is currently head of Mary Helen Guest Elementary. Since being appointed by the district in 1993, Hess has played a variety of roles, including executive director of instruction, technology and evaluation, director of technology and data analysis, principal of the middle school, assistant principal, middle school teacher and primary teacher. . Hess is passionate about learning and engaging students through educational innovation, and remains steadfast in the belief that all children can succeed.
Director of Technology: Tampa Preparatory School
Chad Lewis has been director of technology at Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida since August 2010. He oversees all aspects of technology in schools, from network infrastructure and security to educational technology and training. Lewis was also responsible for the school’s 1: 1 iPad initiative; He designed and supervised the design implementation of the Tampa Prep’s Active Learning Environment (ALEs) classroom; And he created the IDEA (Innovate, Design, Explore, Apply) lab, which was one of the first secondary VR lab in the country. In 2016, Lewis won the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Nonprofit CIO of the Year Award and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s Industry Achievement Award for Technologists of the Year.
Remy Del Mar.
Senior Product Manager @ Epson America Inc.
Remy Del Mar has 10+ years of experience in global product marketing across hardware, software, mobile and the Internet of Things. Remy Leads Epson’s vision of integrating virtual and physical environments through projection and augmented reality technology sectors and works to define new applications. He continues to educate end-users about the endless power of creating immersive experiences and promoting the ability to break down perceptions of what can and cannot happen.