Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Media Center



SESSION ABSTRACT


This session will highlight the 1:1 initiative undertaken by Avery County Schools. With the cooperation of all stakeholders, ACS placed an iPad or Macbook in the hands of every child K-12 that represents a huge investment that is beginning to pay large dividends. Special focus will be given to how the process began, what we've learned, and the vision of where we're heading. Come join us.


PRESENTER INFORMATION


Dennis Brown is the Chief Technology Officer for Avery County Schools. Mr. Brown has led the district through the 1-1 digital conversion, which included a platform switch from PC's to MacBooks and iPads district-wide.

Tommie Deyton is the Instructional Technology Facilitator for Avery Count Schools. Mrs. Deyton serves all K-8 schools on 6 different campuses utilizing flexible scheduling and peer coaching to support teachers throughout the district.

David Reep is the Instructional Technology Facilitator for Avery High School. Mr. Reep, a former art teacher, works very closely with teachers to provide extensive support to staff on digital integration through our LMS, Haiku.

Ellis Ayers is the Director of Curriculum and Accountability for Avery County Schools. Mr. Ayers has worked with teachers, administrators, and the community as the system transitioned to a digital environment in the Fall of 2011.


RACE TO THE TOP PRIORITIES


Improving school-level conditions for reform and innovation
Emphasizing Science, Implementing, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Preparing students for a globalized society


TARGET AUDIENCE


Administrators, teacher leaders, instructional technology staff


OBJECTIVES / LEARNING TARGETS


I can articulate important steps to consider when implementing large scale digital conversions.
I can articulate high leverage instructional strategies and activities found within a wide-scale 1-1 environment.
I can articulate collaborative strategies for success within a major curriculum initiative.


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