Forty-eight teachers from Jenison Public Schools were the first to receive staff issued iPads. These individuals attended a volunteer two-hour distribution and training on Monday, April 30. Staff members are receiving these devices as part of a successful bond in February of 2011. After significant research and planning, the district chose to provide staff members with iPads to enhance teaching and learning.
|JPS staff members during iPad training|
JPS Director of Information Technology Dave Tchozewski was assisted by Technology Assistants Barb Kadzban and Laurie Edgcombe, Technology & AV Support staff Melody VanStrien, and Technology Integration Specialist John Otto in providing a successful training.
|Dave Tchozewski, Director of Technology, leads iPad training for staff|
Staff members worked to complete an initial setup of the iPad and configure their email and calendars settings. They were also exposed to a number of Tips & Tricks for becoming better and more efficient users of the iPad. Finally, a number of suggested apps were demonstrated and discussed on how they could impact student learning.
Resources for the iPad rollout can be found at http://goo.gl/jsiHH.