Last week our annual Technology Initiative Proposal process culminated with presentations to our District 214 Administration. Currently, Elk Grove High School is implementing 19 interdisciplinary iPad pilots with 85% of our students having iPads. This year six course teams proposed an expansion of our existing pilots to a full school-wide 1:1 implementation of iPads for the 2015-16 school year. 24 staff members from the following teams collaborated to prepare our proposal:
- Student Services
- Personal Finance
- Leadership Through Service
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Biology
- Advanced Strength and Conditioning
Not just the writing, but the proposal presentation itself served as a professional learning experience. During the 45-minute presentation, the teams learned more about each other and the common ways we are striving to meet the needs of our students. I learned from, and was energized by, the efforts of my colleagues. Furthermore, when I consider the potential of our new pilot proposal, together the existing pilots at EGHS, I cannot help be inspired by the broad and interdisciplinary capacity of our staff to continue impact student learning with 1:1 technology.