Summer iTeach Institute helps teachers learn new skills

by Olivia Van Arsdale, ’17

Staff members from UA took part in the Summer iTeach Institute on Aug. 5 and 6.

According to their official website, Summer iTeach Institute is a two-day long series of seminars taught by a variety of instructors designed to instruct on how to teach students more effectively.

Most of the seminars were technology-based, helping teachers understand how to use resources like the Internet as classroom tools.

Others were more general, such as Kathy Lawton’s seminar “How to React to Challenging Behaviors,” which advised on how to deal with to negative behavior from students. These seminars are primarily designed to help the traditional classrooms to be more effective.