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Learning Enriched with Juno at Woodbury Elementary

Woodbury Elementary School is a year-round school serving grades K-6. Their instructional programs combine explicit skill instruction, such as phonics and mathematics skills, and instruction that is embedded within a meaningful context. Students have the ability to go beyond the “basics,” through the use of technology and through an intentional focus on meeting the needs of each individual student. As part of their core instructional program, students participate in music, art, and science from specialists in these fields.

The FrontRow Advantage

Committed to student excellence and leveraging solid technology toward that objective, educators at Woodbury Elementary chose FrontRow Juno to support their instructional goals.

“Students succeed at Woodbury,” says Woodbury Principal Alan Battenfield. "It is due to our common vision, highly skilled staff, ‘state of the art’ instructional materials and equipment, and commitment to providing students with an environment that encourages ethical behaviour that we move towards achieving our mission."

Juno Teacher and Student Microphones

Laura Ostrum, a Woodbury sixth grade teacher, was surprised to discover there had been great sound disparities in her classroom; she saw a difference in student engagement once she began to use her Juno microphone. "I didn’t realize how much they couldn’t hear, especially the students that were by the air conditioner unit," she said.

Fifth grade teacher Sarah Dalton emphasizes the microphone’s ease of use: "I put it on first thing when I come into the classroom and then it’s on all day. It’s second nature clicking the button on and off."

Alexa Alamo, who teaches second grade at Woodbury, says that a day without her microphone completely shifts her teaching. "The microphone is absolutely incredible. If one day it’s out of battery, I have a completely different day." And with regards to the student microphones, she feels that they "really help students be a lot more confident."

Automated Lesson Capture

Woodbury is taking advantage of Juno’s automated Lesson Capture feature to extend learning beyond the classroom.

"If a child is absent and I make the notes available, it’s like they were there that day; they’ve missed nothing. I record every lesson the day before they are about to do it, they do it as their homework, and the next day it’s practice," shares Woodbury 4th grade teacher Donna Willis. "It’s really allowed us to slow down and go deeper with the content. It’s a lot like having your own private tutor because it gives you the chance to go back."

Woodbury is taking advantage of Juno’s automated Lesson Capture feature to extend learning beyond the classroom.

"If a child is absent and I make the notes available, it’s like they were there that day; they’ve missed nothing. I record every lesson the day before they are about to do it, they do it as their homework, and the next day it’s practice," shares Woodbury 4th grade teacher Donna Willis. "It’s really allowed us to slow down and go deeper with the content. It’s a lot like having your own private tutor because it gives you the chance to go back."

Conclusion

Better comprehension, building confidence, instant lesson replays, building outcomes — Juno is helping transform the modern classroom into a more successful space for learning.