Hazen Tech Integrationist: Jen Burton

Hazen Tech Support: Chip Ilstrup

Hazen Union School is excited to be piloting a one to one technology initiative in the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Every student in 7th and 8th grade will be issued an iPad to support their learning in the classroom and at home. The students will use these powerful learning tools throughout their courses—for research, creation, communication, collaboration, problem-solving, data analysis, and other learning activities that will enable them to be successful in their lives.  The iPads will help foster a highly engaging learning environment and will transform teaching and learning, both during and outside of the school day.

We understand that an iPad alone will not make a difference in your student’s education. It is the dedication of the faculty and staff to continue to learn, develop and refine their practice alongside the use of these tools that will transform student learning. Hazen is proud to have been chosen by the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education to form a partnership that will help us leverage technology for effective middle school teaching and develop strategies that sustain educational innovation. This three-year partnership with Tarrant will provide Hazen Union's 7th and 8th grade teachers on-site professional development as they create more engaging, technology-rich, and effective practices for their students. Hazen’s work with Tarrant will include the successful implementation of the one-to-one initiative, as well as support the development of Personal Learning Plans and the transition to Proficiency Based Learning.

It is Hazen’s goal to successfully prepare students for their future. The one-to-one iPad initiative gives students the tools to have instant access to the world of information as well as allowing them to contribute to it. Twenty-first century education and teaching involves active learning, learning communities, and technology converging to create new school environments for students and teachers.

Look forward to more information and parent orientation sessions in the near future. If you have any questions, please fill out this form.

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