Teacher Learning Center
The Teacher Learning Center at Medford High School
The Teacher Learning Center is located in the Library and Media Center at Medford High School. With over a dozen Gateway computers on our local area network and high speed Internet connection, the TLC is becoming the Information Technology resource for professional development.
What’s currently in the Teacher Learning Center?
13 Dell PC’s
1 Laser printer
1 copy machine
Wireless high-speed Internet access
Ceiling-mounted projector with screen, computer with speakers and conference table for meetings
Qwizdom Student Response System
Laptop Cart to borrow for classes
Laptops, projectors, and flip cameras to borrow
A computer with the Adobe Acrobat XI Pro program
A Scantron machine
Additional Online Resource Links:
- NOVA Teachers
- Teacher’s Domain
- The National Science Digital Library
- Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Dr. Cal Carpenter Viewing Room
The Dr. Cal Carpenter Viewing Room is located next door to the Teacher Learning Center in the Library and Media Center at Medford High School, is an all-purpose conference/class room which contains fifteen PCs (Gateway) with Internet acccess, a networked laser printer, a ceiling mounted LCD projector and full screen, and mobile workstations.
Classroom teachers may reserve the Viewing Room for their classes to
- conduct project-based learning
- perform online research and activities
- allow students to prepare and present multimedia projects during class
The Viewing Room is also used for
- teacher professional development
- conference meetings
- administrative workshops
The Computer Lab in the MHS Library has 24 Computers for student use, a teacher computer and LCD projector. To reserve the Computer Lab, please see Cassandra Trotta or contact her at email@example.com or 781-396-9952.
The Viewing Room has 12 computers, a teacher computer and LCD projector.
To reserve the Viewing Room, please see Cassandra Trotta or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-396-9952.
Teacher Learning Center (TLC)
The TLC is available for teacher meetings and training. There are 12 computers available for teacher use. To reserve the TLC for a meeting, please see Cassandra Trotta or contact her at email@example.com or 781-396-9952.
“The advent of information technology in the classrooms of Medford schools is an opportunity for professional growth for teachers and an opportunity for real world experiences for our students. Through the guidance of the Teacher Learning Center workshops and classroom support, I hope to establish global perspectives to teacher-developed curriculum that will allow students of varying learning styles to investigate open-ended questions, evaluate information, analyze data, and draw conclusions that may be applied to other learning situations. Classroom activities based on the core curriculum and in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks will become authentic learning experiences by integrating the technology competencies required in the workplace today and for the future.”