Sunday, February 12, 2012

iPad Site Visits

We hosted the first of four iPad site visits at our school last week.  The day was an incredible success thanks to our very talented staff and students.  Manitou is clearly an amazing place to teach and learn.

We organized an agenda for the day consisting of classroom visitations, student and teacher panels, and short talks on professional development and policies related to our 1:1 iPad deployment.   Everyone who spoke was AMAZING.  We're looking forward to our future visits.

It's not too late to register for the upcoming visits on April 5th and May 3rd. The March visit is full.  The agenda is posted below.

Manitou Springs School District 
Digital Learning Environments to Engage Today’s Students
“The twenty-first century is dictating that educators develop new paradigms regarding instruction.  Students are utilizing new technologies to learn, to communicate, to develop relationships - school systems must become agile, flexible, and ‘smart’ to reach the modern day learner.  Our school system is addressing the needs of the ‘whole, new child.’  Included in this plan is the effective use of technology. We must work to redefine classroom instruction, and empower teachers to develop instructional techniques that are not limited to the traditional classroom, and will most definitely energize and engage the twenty-first-century learner.”
Ed Longfield, Superintendent

Today’s Agenda                                                                  
9:30 - 9:45       Registration                         
9:45 - 10:00     Welcome
10:00 - 10:10 Overview Of the Day
10:15 - 10:55 Middle School Site Visit
11:00 - 11:20 Planning and Implementation
11:20 - 12:00 Working Lunch/Student Panel  
12:00 - 12:20 Teacher Panel
12:20 - 12:40 Policy Discussion
12:40 - 1:30 Break Out Sessions Session A - Elementary Visit   Session B - Tech Talk
1:40 - 2:00 District Panel

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