We are providing Apple laptops to teachers and administrators as the first phase of our 1:1 laptop initiative. Along with the laptops we are implementing a digital learning platform designed to help teachers maximize laptop use in the classroom.
This initiative we realize is the best way to engage students as our students spend a lot of their days using computers, iPods, and other devices. Also, the laptops are being provided as a learning tool that will help students develop the 21st century skills needed to be successful in a career, college and life.
Our first phase is to require that teachers undergo intense professional development on using (In Progress):
Here are a few of our teachers during a "hand-out" session.