AT&T Classroom Teacher Nomination Information
Teachers must be nominated by a district administrator such as a superintendent, building principal, curriculum director, or technology coordinator, or a former AT&T Classroom teacher. The selection of teachers is very competitive.
Who fits the AT&T Classroom Teacher Profile?
We ask administrators to consider numerous criteria before nominating a teacher to be an AT&T Classroom Teacher. A nominee should possess the following qualities: deep caring for the student as an individual and as a learner; proficiency with new technologies; leadership qualities; a constructivist approach to learning; an understanding of the district's model course of study and its relationship to the Ohio Proficiency Test; and a willingness to share information and insight with professional colleagues. AT&T Classroom teachers are risk-takers who are willing to leave their classroom every day to teach in a vibrant, challenging environment. They are creative individuals who design lessons with their students and model the joy of being a lifelong learner.
What Are Some Benefits of Participating in the AT&T Classroom?
The entire university becomes a resource for learning for AT&T Classroom students. In the past, students have visited the Kent State University greenhouse, the planetarium, the fashion museum, and the physics laboratories. Students have had the opportunity to hear experts in fields of science, language arts, business and economics, and more.
Either during or following a teacher’s experience in the AT&T Classroom, the staff of the Research Center for Educational Technology assists the teacher in drafting a grant proposal to seek funding for technology for the home school building.
The AT&T Classroom Teacher will have many opportunities to discuss and be reflective about pedagogy while working with RCET staff and other cohort teachers. Required participation in a summer workshop affords the teacher a rich experience that includes an examination of inquiry-based learning, critical thinking skills, and new information literacy.
What Are Some Current Technologies in the AT&T Classroom?
The Classroom is equipped with current technology, including Dell computers with flat panel displays; a Samsung digital presenter; Internet access; distance learning capability via VTEL and Polycom technology; Interwrite School Pads with Bluetooth technology; a classroom set of Danas and Palm handheld computers with peripherals; wireless laptops; digital audio recorders; atmospheric data centers; a Tablet PC; CD and DVD burners; scanners and printers; a wide variety of software; probes and digital microscopes; Graphire pads; digital still and video cameras; three VCRs; and video editing equipment.
Does the District Have Any Financial Responsibilities?
Districts that have a teacher selected to be an AT&T Classroom Teacher commit $500 to support the work of the Classroom. Transportation to and from the classroom is also the responsibility of the district.
How Do I Nominate a Teacher?
Simply send an email to email@example.com with the following information: your name and title, the teacher's name, building, and grade level taught. The teacher will then be contacted by a member of our staff with the information he/she needs to continue the application process.
You are invited to nominate as many teachers as you wish to be an AT&T Classroom Teacher.
Questions should be directed to Mr. Frank Seman, Administrative Specialist, AT&T Classroom, by phone at 330-672-9722.