Learning To Teach Without A Chalkboard

By Maureen Mespell

March 8, 2012 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 9:01 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Teachers and administrators from around the country are getting training right here in Fort Wayne.

New Tech Academy, at Wayne High School, was chosen as the exemplary school in the New Tech Network, a group that spans across the country.

Leonard Helfrich, the director of the talent initiative, which funds the Northeast Indiana New Techs, says this week's visitors are learning to teach without the chalkboard.

Helfrich says, "Rather than stand at the front of the class and deliver a lecture, a teacher works with the students and they work in teams to find out the answers to their own questions."

The Talent Initiative focuses on accelerating education in science, technology, engineering and math.

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