Frenship Independent School District hosted more than 1,500 West Texas educators driven to implement scholastic advances in the classroom during the second annual West Texas Innovation Summit. The Innovation Summit was held Friday, August 11 at Frenship High School in Wolfforth.
The Innovation Summit was a collaborative training designed for local educators to share initiatives that target 21st century skills and amplify classroom experiences. Educators from 13 area school districts taught their colleagues best classroom practices, collaborated to exchange ideas, and learned new innovative strategies to engage 21st century students.
George Couros, an internationally known speaker on the topics of innovative education and positively incorporating technology into the classroom, served as Friday’s keynote speaker. The author of The Innovator’s Mindset, Couros describes himself as a “learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning and Leadership consultant.” He is currently a central office administrator in the Parkland School Division in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada.
School districts participating in the 2016 Innovation Summit included Anton, Dawson, Frenship, Guthrie, Levelland, Lockney, Lubbock Cooper, New Deal, Plains, Ralls, Roosevelt, Ropes, and Shallowater.