More Than 100 SMART Showcase Schools in Europe, Middle East and Africa
In March 2009, SMART named the Zurich International School the first SMART Showcase School in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Today, less than three years later, 104 SMART Showcase Schools have been designated in 29 countries, including Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom
These schools are recognized for using SMART education solutions to effectively support teaching and learning, and they were chosen for their commitment to integrating SMARTâ€™s interactive technology products into classrooms to engage students and improve learning outcomes. All schools have incorporated a variety of SMART products into their classrooms, including the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, SMART Document Camera, SMART Response interactive response system, SMART Audio classroom amplification system, SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, SMART Notebook Math Tools software and SMART Bridgit conferencing software.
Since the program was introduced in North America in 2006, over 300 SMART Showcase Schools have been recognized globally. These schools have eagerly shared their SMART success stories with countless visitors and have been instrumental in encouraging a broad adoption of SMART education solutions in all types of learning environments across all levels and subjects. Educators at SMART Showcase Schools benefit from the daily use of SMART products and report improved student engagement, lesson comprehension and learning outcomes as a result.Â Â
SMART Showcase Schools are representative of the growing number of schools and districts around the world using SMART education solutions effectively. This growth is especially strong in EMEA, where almost half the recognized schools are located.
â€œSurpassing 100 SMART Showcase Schools in EMEA highlights the growing number of schools that are embracing interactive technology and choosing SMART products for their classrooms,â€ says Patrick Lelorieux, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, SMART Technologies. â€œSchools are increasingly committed to the effective integration of SMART education solutions and recognize the benefits for both students and teachers.â€
SMART will continue to name SMART Showcase Schools throughout EMEA and around the world.