Teaching and Learning with Technology
Diana Dell, Ed.S. - Instructional Technology Specialist
Valley Park eMINTS Program

   

  Welcome to the Valley Park eMINTS Program!

All classrooms in grade 3, 4, and 5 at Valley Park Elementary are eMINTS classrooms. eMINTS stands for enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies.  The goal of the eMINTS Program is to transform classrooms into places for learning where teachers and students use multimedia tools to better understand the world, work together and achieve at new and higher levels. 

Each eMINTS classroom is equipped with one computer for every two students, an interactive SmartBoard, a projection system, scanner, digital camera, and printer.  However, the success of the eMINTS Program has more to do with the instructional practices that are used in conjunthe technology rather than with the technology equipment itself.

The eMINTS professional development program provides teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to examine and change their teaching practices as they relate to instructional technology. In order to become certified, each eMINTS teacher must complete 175 hours of training over a two-year period.  Additionally, mentoring and classroom visits support eMINTS teachers as they learn how to incorporate new skills and strategies into their classrooms.


eMINTS National Center
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