Training and Professional Development Services
Welcome to SmarterEd Consulting! If you wish your staff was using their interactive technology or curriculum to their full capabilities, and you're in search of relevant training and professional development, we can help! We offer personalized on-site and online options for learning, coaching and mentoring that help ensure success in the 21st century classroom or workplace.
Facilitated by a former classroom teacher, Certified Education Consultant and Certified Trainer utilizing relevant, fun, hands-on training, targeted professional development and ongoing support, end users become equipped to create dynamic environments that help increase engagement, productivity and outcomes.
For SMART Technologies customers, we are a designated SMART Certified Training Center, so we offer SMART Certifications as well!
Go beyond introductory hardware orientations. Training and professional development that includes an education component is essential for any successful classroom technology adoption. From basic fundamentals to detailed targeted professional development and curriculum integration, with a teacher-teaching-teachers in a fun, easy, relevant and hands-on environment, we help educators create and implement innovative, interactive hands-on learning experiences for the classroom.
Learning to proficiently and productively use your interactive technology is essential in getting the most return on your investment. We explore the functions and capabilities of your hardware and software to help ensure that you and your team use the technology effectively.
Whether you're training, planning, meeting, or collaborating on real-time mapping or information with colleagues around the world, we help to ensure that our government customers are proficient with all of the tools and skills necessary to use their interactive technology to its highest potential.
"Thank you so much for an outstanding session. I learned a lot myself. You made a powerful impact on my teachers! In fact, one 5th grade teacher left the training, went home, and within hours revised her lesson plans for this week based on information she gained from the training. I'm looking forward the second session." Erica Gee-Bradley, M.Ed. Principal, Galloway Elementary School, Jackson Public Schools
"This was the best training I have had. I implemented some of the skills taught within the same day of training. It was just a basics class but the presenter did AWESOME! I have used SMART Notebook everyday since this training." Rebecca White, Conway Public Schools
"Ms. Julie Sanford is an exceptionally dynamic, energetic and charismatic speaker. Her presentations of the capabilities of interactive technology are impressive, informative and hands-on and capture the imagination of her entire audience. The thorough preparation of each of her classes is indicative of the professionalism she brings to the table on a daily basis. A pleasure to work with." Jim Crisafulli, Military Instructional Developer (via LinkedIn)
“I feel that this was the BEST SMART training I have had! After this workshop, I am motivated and less fearful, and I am very excited about using my new found skills. I am ready to create lessons for my students!” Nancy Parker, Shelby County Schools
"Julie is a great SMART trainer. She has trained our teachers twice, and their reviews of her are excellent. Our teachers ask for her by name, and look forward to her trainings. They describe her as being very knowledgeable, patient with slower learners, and she is very creative with her presentations. We look forward to continuing to work with her in the future." Karen Horne, Clinical Systems Application Coordinator/Analyst - Intermediate at University of Mississippi Medical Center (Via LinkedIn)
SmarterEd Consulting was founded by Julie Sanford, M.Ed., a former teacher with extensive experience in the education field. After serving as a classroom teacher, Julie worked as an Education Consultant for SMART™ Technologies before founding SmarterEd Consulting.
Julie has established herself and SmarterEd Consulting as a trusted leader in interactive technology integration, training, and professional development, with customers that have included “Top 500” school districts, private schools, resellers, the United States Army, the United States Navy, and prominent companies including SMART Technologies, Epson America, PBS, Dell, HoverCam, Asurion and the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation.