iPads to be Given to Students in New Technology Initiative

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On Monday, February 9, 300 students in Wilkinsburg’s Kelly and Turner elementary schools will receive their own i-Pads as part of a district-wide initiative to increase student achievement.  Students at Kelly Elementary School will receive their i-Pads from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and children at Turner Elementary School will theirs from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.  In case of a weather-related school cancellation, the roll-out will take place on Tuesday, February 10.

Students will use the i-Pads as part of the district’s new personal learning literacy curriculum purchased from e-Spark.  To prepare for the roll-out, 16 Wilkinsburg teachers received intense professional development from e-Spark, Apple and also partners from the Elizabeth Forward School District.  Wilkinsburg administrators also worked with the AIU’s IET technology team to increase the number of Internet access points in the elementary buildings and to configure the mobile devices.

Funding for the initiative was made possible through a Keystone to Opportunities (KtO) grant.  District officials are also pleased to announce that additional grant funding has become available and that it is anticipated that all Wilkinsburg elementary students will have their own i-Pads for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

Snow Date: In case of a weather-related school cancellation, the roll-out will take place on Tuesday, February 10, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

Further media queries can be directed to Sarah McCluan at 412.394.3472 or sarah.mccluan@aiu3.net.

Who: 300 Wilkinsburg elementary students
What: Given i-Pads for classroom use
When/Where: Monday, February 9, 2015
Kelly Elementary: 400 Kelly Avenue, Wilkinsburg, 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Turner Elementary: 1833 Laketon Road, Wilkinsburg, 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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