John Borman, District 38 Superintendent: The “iPads in the classroom” project was met with great enthusiasm by our Bear Creek elementary first grade teachers and the first grade students. The District 38 School Board and the Administration are impressed with the potential of the program to positively impact the learning environment in our schools. At a time of declining budgets we are thankful to a local business and now the Neumann Education Foundation for dedicating their resources to helping our public schools.
Peggy Parsley, Bear Creek Elementary Principal: “The iPad pilot project for our first graders shows immense promise for changing the learning paradigm for students and providing a force multiplier for teachers. We are excited about the prospects for expanding the program to the second grade and beyond.”
Jennifer Hunt, Bear Creek 1st grade teacher: “The iPad project created an excitement for learning by my first graders that is unsurpassed in my years of teaching. This isn’t a video game; the students are fully engaged and learning more. I also found the iPads were easy to integrate into the classroom and that there are many valuable applications available.
Lori Benton, District 38, Director of Assessment, Gifted Education and Technology: "The iPad project was a great success. I was impressed by how easy it was to integrate iPads and Smart Boards into our existing IT infrastructure and provide appropriate levels of security and support."
Nicole Myers, parent of Bear Creek 1st grader who participated in the pilot: “My first-grade son came home excited about what he had learned and how he had learned it. What a change from the semester before iPads were introduced! His love for learning was stimulated and he is on his way to becoming a lifelong learner. This summer became a time for expanded independent learning, using iPad applications like Rocket Math and Teach Me 1st Grade.”
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Provide iPads, SMARTBoards & grade-appropriate application software to every elementary school classroom and every elementary age child and teacher in El Paso Count within 3 years.
Fund instructional programs, teacher training, and technology upgrades via contributions and grants.
Continue working with established teacher networks, the local STEM education community, selected local principals, teachers and the USAFA Dept of Education to build support and participation.
Work in partnership with the Colorado Springs business and education community to make El Paso County a world class model for utilizing technology in the classroom.