In the spring of 2012, the Manor ISD Board of Trustees approved the purchase of close to 4,000 iPads for students and teachers in the District, in order to increase student engagement, enhance instruction, and develop 21st century skills. In 2014 the Board of Trustees continued their commitment to the Manor ISD iPad initiative by purchasing an additional 3,300 devices. Today devices can be found across the district used by students and staff at all grade levels.
A major part of the iPad Initiative in Manor ISD is the professional development for teachers and staff pertaining to the use of the devices in an instructional setting. Manor ISD’s team of Innovative Teaching Strategists, the iTeach Manor Team, facilitates and organizes many learning events and professional development opportunities for teachers and even the surrounding community. These events are focused on discovering and implementing innovative technology for best practices in teaching and learning.
The iPad agreement is included in the online registration packet. By accepting the agreement on the online registration, the parent/guardian is agreeing to follow the guidelines outlined in the agreement.
If a parent/guardian does not want Manor ISD to issue a mobile device to their student they must notify the high school principal within ten school days of your student’s first day of instruction for this school year. While all Manor ISD students have access to iPads, Manor High School and Manor New Technology High School students are allowed to use them at home.
For more information, please email the iTeach Manor Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow district news on Twitter by searching the hashtag, #ManorISD.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the iPad Initiative.