Flagstaff Unified School District has been at the forefront of mobile learning since the initial launch of iPads in the Spring of 2010.
After starting with administrators and a single 5th-grade "mini grant" pilot project, we moved on to a dozen more K-12 pilot projects before using taxpayer-approved dollars to launch the iREAD Initiative
. iREAD, in turn, has garnered international attention at conferences and recognition from Apple for "innovation, leadership, and educational excellence."
During the 2013-14 school year, we have continued to grow our mobile learning initiative, again using taxpayer-approved funds to deploy iPad carts at elementary grade levels and select core-subject departments at the middle-school and high-school level. Looking towards 2014-15, we will be "scooping in" more secondary departments so that every core-subject team will have two iPad carts of 30 to 35 devices available for student-centered instructional use.
We plan to add additional details and information to this page soon. In the meantime, please explore the resources we've gathered here. And if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Director of Technology
21st Century Digital Literacy Specialist