Rockingham County Schools and Canvas:Students, teachers and technology team up for a new look at human rights.
When imaginative, passionate teachers connect with insightful educational technologists, exciting learning happens. That was the case when Morehead High School visual arts teacher Cheryl Yeatts joined forces with Morehead High ITS Elizabeth Joyce and Merea Bridges to create a project-based learning experience called “Not On My Watch” that explored a global history of human rights through the lens of multiple communication forms.
Elizabeth and Cheryl quickly saw the potential of the project as other English, history and art teachers within their school and across the district joined in on Canvas. As students explored videos, speeches, artwork and more in Canvas, they grew intrigued by topics—and signed up to do MORE work than was required. Many of the teachers and students who collaborated together closely up through the project final (a student-created website) didn’t even meet each other face-to-face until the end of the semester.