We are excited the 2013-2014 school year offers a new world-class learning and teaching opportunity though our 1:X™ initiative – a groundbreaking, transformative installation of a flexible learning environment that gives students tools to access, create, share and collaborate as digital citizens. This initiative is a reflection of our commitment to provide all students with a personalized educational experience.
To fulfill this promise to students and parents, we are focusing on engagement, enrichment and rigor – three areas we feel are vital allow students to be active learners and achieve their highest aspirations. 1:X is an initiative that helps students, parents and teachers collaborate anytime, anywhere by providing the right technology at the right time.
During spring 2013, LISD rolled out the 1:X initiative by putting Apple iPads in the hands of students at three model implementation campuses (Killian and Downing Middle Schools and Lewisville High School). Shortly after the rollout, we began hearing stories about the value the iPads added to learning. Because of this success, we have implemented a modified rollout of 1:X district-wide for the 2013-2014 school year.
Bluebonnet, Donald, Lewisville and Peters Colony Elementary Schools (first- through fifth-grade) and Forestwood Middle School have been added as model implementation campuses, where all students have iPads. In addition, fourth-, seventh-, ninth- and 10th-grade students at all other LISD campuses have the opportunity to have an iPad. Our goal is for 1:X to be available to all first- through 12th-grade students district-wide by 2016.
To learn more about 1:X, please select a link from the navigation menu, where you will find a fact sheet, detailed Q&A, an informational presentation, videos and more.