JCPS adds audio enhancement technology to every classroom

By the end of the 2022-23 school year, Jefferson County Public Schools will have audio enhancement systems in every classroom. The school district announced the new feature on Friday, saying the systems amplify the voices of teachers and students while helping with safety. the best thing is that I can hear my classmates and my teacher better,” a fourth-grader from Bowen Elementary said in a video by JCPS. Bowen Elementary is one of the first four schools in the district to use technology. The system will be a small device with a microphone that each teacher will wear around their neck. Students will be able to hear their teachers from speakers in the ceiling of each classroom. “I’ve been in classrooms using this technology and it’s been a game changer, especially for children who are hard of hearing or have difficulty expressing themselves,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said in the video. “It’s a simple tool to help teachers keep students engaged. We look forward to having the system in every classroom. » JCPS purchases and installs upgraded models of the system in classrooms. Officials said the new technology will include a safety button that teachers can press for immediate help. In addition to system upgrades, JCPS will update the schools’ public address and bell systems.

By the end of the 2022-23 school year, Jefferson County Public Schools will have audio enhancement systems in every classroom.

The school district announced the new feature on Friday, saying the systems amplify the voices of teachers and students while helping with safety.

“The best thing is that I can hear my classmates and my teacher better,” a fourth-grader from Bowen Elementary said in a video by JCPS.

Bowen Elementary is one of the first four schools in the district to use this technology.

The system will be a small device with a microphone that each teacher will wear around their neck. Students will be able to hear their teachers through the speakers installed in the ceilings of each classroom.

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“I’ve used this technology in classrooms and it’s been a game-changer, especially for children who are hard of hearing or have difficulty speaking,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said in the video. “It’s a simple tool to help teachers keep students engaged. We look forward to having the system in every classroom.

JCPS purchases and installs upgraded models of the system in classrooms. Officials said the new technology will include a safety button that teachers can press for immediate help.

“Just knowing I have a button to press and get a quick response will make me feel safer,” said Shellina Urrutia, a teacher at Bowen Primary School.

In addition to system upgrades, JCPS will update the schools’ public address and bell systems.

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