iPads Implementation in the K-12 Classroom
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

30-minute Session with Jenna Linskens, Assistant Professor at Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI
and Aaron Sadoff, Superintendent of the School District of North Fond du Lac, WI

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The presenters will share how the NFDL district came to the decision to purchase iPads, budget, management of the device, staff development, effective classroom strategies and the impact the iPads have on education. This session will focus on how educators and administrators can begin to explore implementing iPads in the K-12 classroom as well as effective staff development strategies. The presenters will share the struggles, strategies to overcome them and the successes experienced since the beginning of the district-wide initiative.

The North Fond du Lac School District began implementing iPads in the K-12 Classroom during the 2011-12 school year. Prior to the school year, the district technology team reviewed devices, budgets, strategies, staff development needs, implementation, management and ongoing goals. Superintendent Aaron Sadoff will share how the district came to their decision and steps taken to ensure effective implementation of the iPads in the K-12 classrooms, beginning with staff use. The North Fond du Lac School District worked with Marian University Assistant Professor Jenna Linskens for staff development, ongoing training and successful integration of the iPads from a personal device to a classroom tool to improve student learning and engagement. The presenters will share how working together they have taken the road less traveled and increased student learning, classroom management, and teacher training through the use of iPads. Examples of iPad Applications and Uses will be shared, classroom & district management of the devices from an IT perspective will be presented, as well as an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and obtain answers and information to assist in their own implementation of the iPad in their educational setting.

Attendees will leave with a stronger understanding of the integration of iPads in their own educational setting, including the struggles and successes experienced by a school district located in east-central Wisconsin.

Presenters will share how through leadership and vision they were able to implement the iPad in the North Fond du Lac School District including short and long-term district goals. Presenters will discuss the decision process, budget, management and staff development needed to integrate iPads.