West Allegheny School District located approximately 15 miles from Pittsburgh, PA is one of the largest school districts, geographically, of the 42 school systems in Allegheny County. With approximately 3,500 students enrolled annually, the district is comprised of one high school, one middle school and three elementary schools.
The school district had a hodgepodge of outdated interactive projector-based systems in the classrooms and wanted to enhance classroom learning, especially in the middle school and high school.
The teachers were not happy with the current classroom layout since they had to have wired connections from their computers to the screen and it was not conducive to effective teaching. They preferred to move throughout the classroom and interact with the students while giving the lesson and they just couldn’t do that tied to cords and short connections. Throughout the pandemic, they had to quickly transform the way they taught, and with students returning to the classroom, they wanted an easier way to teach.