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Making teacher training more more effective

The FrontRow ToGo made a big difference in Max McGee principal training symposium.

The FrontRow ToGo made a big difference in Max McGee principal training symposium.

With school districts under pressure financially and academically, it's imperative that professional development sessions are effective. Max McGee, President of Illinois Math and Science Academy (Aurora, Illinois) uses the FrontRow ToGo at symposia for principals. While these sessions are notorious for being difficult to hear, leading to distractions and disengagement, McGee found that using the sound system made presentations clear, and the handheld microphone ensured that contributions by the group could be heard as well. "Usually, I am completely exhausted after these workshops," he says, "but I have to say being able to speak in a normal voice enabled me to keep my energy and endurance throughout the entire afternoon. The participants wrote in their evaluations about how I was 'on' for the full time and thus kept them more engaged."

Additionally, McGee notes that "after the first five minutes, [using the system] became second nature."

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