1:1 Site Visits

Each member of our 1:1 study team has the opportunity to visit a district that has already launched a 1:1 project.  To register for a school site visit, 1:1 team members will receive an electronic invitation where they can mark their visit availability.

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March 7th: Council Bluffs

Attending:

  1. Carrie Jacobs
  2. Brady Weber
  3. Joni Kinnan
  4. Kathy Talbot
  5. Kerry Ketcham
  6. Brian Abeling

Timeline:

9am: Leave LRC parking lot

11am: Arrive, each lunch (it’s not provided at site visit)

12noon – Visit begins. This is their district’s monthly open visit day – there will be other districts in attendance

3pm: Visit concludes, start return trip home

5:15pm/5:30pm:  expected return

Overview: Council Bluffs is one of three Google pilot locations for the Chromebook.  They currently have 4,300 devices deployed to all 9th thru 12th grade students, and during 2013 plans are to expand down to 6th grade.  By 2014, plans are to have a Chromebook in the hands of all 3rd thru 12th graders.

Links:

Why Schools are turning to Google Chromebooks

Why Three Districts choose Chromebooks over tablets

Google’s official video about Chromebooks in Council Bluffs

Site Visit video of Council Bluff’s deployment of Chromebooks

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March 12th:  Waverly-Shell Rock

Attending:

  1. Ross Bower
  2. Julia McGuire
  3. Brian Abeling
  4. Erin O’Connell
  5. ?
  6. ?

Timeline……..

7:50am:  Leave from LRC parking lot

10am:  Arrive at Middle School, talk with their team who lead the initiative.  Also tour the middle school building as well as talk with some teachers.

11 / 11:15am:  Visit their high school, talk with building leaders and teachers about the implementation at the high school.

12 noon: Visit is finished, time for lunch (several of their key staff may join us to allow for follow up discussion)

1/1:15pm: Start trip back home

3:15/3:30pm: Estimated return

Return: 3:30pm to LRC

Overview:  Their middle school (5th-8th) was destroyed in a flood in 2008. As they were rebuilding the school, they made the decision to move to 1:1 ipads, which were deployed to all 5th -8th in the fall of 2011.  Fall of 2012, they then expanded to high school, meaning that they are currently deployed to all 5th grade thru 12th grade.

Links:

Waverly-Shell Rock iPad FAQ

Waverly-Shell Rock kids take education in hand

Middle Schools enhance learning with iPads in classroom

Notes from our district’s previous visit to Waverly-Shell Rock 

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March 13th: Johnston

Attending:

  1. Andi Lipman
  2. David Feingold
  3. Brian Abeling
  4. Brady Weber
  5. ?
  6. ?

Timeline:

9:00 am Leave LRC parking lot

9:30am: Visit starts at Johnston High School.  Since Johnston just launched their project within the last month, the focus won’t be as much on classroom visits – but instead on why they decided to do 1:1

12 noon:  Visit ends,  return to LRC at or around: 12:30pm

Overview:  They launched 1:1 iPads with 10th thru 12th graders at the high school during Jan 2013.

Links:

Johnston School Board OKs concept of iPad for every high school student

1:1 digital learning @ Johnston High School

iPads arrive at Johnston High Schools

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April 2:  College Community, Prairie High School, Cedar Rapids

Attending: 

  1. Scott Brown
  2. Jessica Novelli
  3. Bret Miller
  4. Brian Abeling
  5. Natalie French
  6. ?

Timeline:

8:30am leave from LRC parking lot

10:45 arrive in Cedar Rapids, eat lunch prior to visit

11:45 Visit begins: We are meeting with the district’s digital literacy team that is directly responsible for the planning and roll out of the project.

12:15  Visit 9th grade, talk with teachers/administrators

1:00  Visit High School

1:45/2:00pm  start return trip home

4:00pm estimated return time to the LRC

Overview:  August of 2012, they deployed 11″ Mac Airbooks to all 9th thru 12th grade students

Links:

Digital Literacy at Prairie High School

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April 3rd: Bettendorf High School

Attending:

  1. Kevin Neal
  2. Brooke Dey
  3. Brian Abeling
  4. Jackie Neuberger
  5. ?
  6. ?

Timeline:

6:30am leave from LRC parking lot

9:00am:  Arrive at Bettendorf High School.  Visit features conversations with the leadership about why/how they approved their project.

12:00 noon:  Visit concludes.  Head for lunch.

1::00pm:  Start return trip home

3:30pm: estimate return time

Overview:  Deployed iPads to all 9th and 10th graders during fall of 2012.  Plan to deploy to each incoming 9th grade class in the future, and over time will be fully deployed to all high school students.

Links:

Bettendorf district lays out technology plans

Bettendorf students ‘excited’ to get iPads for school work

PD Plan related to iPad deployment

Bettendorf iPad Teacher Resources

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Reminder: April 4th is the Iowa 1:1 Conference at the Iowa Event Center. So far, the following individuals are registered…

1. Andi Lipman

2. Liz Brennan

3. Ross Bower

4. Bret Miller

5. Carrie Jacobs

6. Natalie French

7. Jessica Novelli

8. Brooke Dey

9. Scott Brown

10. Adam Ponsor

11. Bob Davis

12 Kerry Ketcham

13. David Feingold

14. Julia McGuire

15. Jana Edwards

16. Kevin Neal

17. Karl Goldsmith

18. Brian Abeling

19. Jackie Neuberger

20 Kathy Talbot

21. Kelsey Hudson

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