Sunday, March 23, 2014

1:1 Apple Initiative timeline for Creekside

Our school system has made the plunge into a 1:1 initiative with Apple.

July 2013: iPads for all teachers @ Creekside

October 2013: Apple Headquarters visit:

I was able to visit Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA.  Along with our Superintendent, Dr. Tom Sisk, board members, principals and central office directors, we were given a tour of Apple's education facility on its campus and then were treated to professional development courses during the day relating to using Apple products in our schools.

Our next steps are in the process:

December 2013:  WiFi was added to our campus.  Now on our whole campus you can be totally wireless with iPads and MacBooks.

March 2014: admins and teachers in grades 3 & 4 received their Apple MacBooks.

March 2014: admins and teachers went on a site visit to Blue Springs Elementary to see their MacBooks in action.

April 1st, 2014 - CES purchased 25 Apple MacBooks & a mobile cart which can be used to roll from one room to another.

August 2014: students in grades 3 & 4 will receive their Apple MacBooks.

Summer 2014: we are hoping to add 5th grade to this exciting process as well.  We have written a grant to hopefully include another grade level.