Clear Creek Independent School District Launches Personalized Learning Initiative with Dell, Microsoft and Intel
Clear Creek ISD chooses Dell Windows 8 Latitude 10 tablets to support 30,000 students, teachers and administrators
Dell, Microsoft and Intel to deliver professional learning services to integrate technology into curriculum
Dell Latitude 10 student, teacher, administrator and CCISD community tested and approved
ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dell announced today that Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) in Texas will deploy 30,000 Dell Latitude 10 tablets running Microsoft Windows 8 throughout its 43 schools in a program they call Latitude to Learn to help personalize learning. The tablets will be used by students, teachers and administrators and will be integrated into the district's curriculum through professional learning services provided by Dell, Microsoft and Intel. CCISD evaluated Dell and Apple devices for their new one-to-one device deployment.
"The first building block to personalized learning is access to technology and the Internet," said Kevin Schwartz, Chief Technology Officer, Clear Creek Independent School District. "You can get access with most any tablet, but to fully deliver personalized learning requires a device that works seamlessly with all systems. The Dell Latitude 10 provides all of those features at a price that allows us to extend the initiative to more students."
The decision was made with feedback from teachers, administrators and students. Students' feedback included that Dell was a better choice for preparing them for college and career. The Dell Latitude 10 also enables students to produce content as readily as they consume it.
"Every student today feels the polarization of traditional education and the real world," said Andrew Barrett, Clear Brook High School student. "The average classroom experience often lacks relevancy. This initiative is by far the most influential move yet in bridging the widening gap between academia's demands and a student's life."
For administrators, the Dell Latitude 10 tablet will help them streamline and easily manage the devices in an existing Windows environment to help save budget and time. Teachers will take advantage of professional learning to best integrate the technology into their curriculum.
"Having Microsoft Office on these tablets is the perfect blend of something teachers already know with a new opportunity for anytime, anywhere access," said Kelly Lane, Technology Integration Specialist. "It makes for a natural progression. Now, we can focus on the integration and learning, rather than the workarounds."
The Microsoft Shape the Future program allowed CCISD to purchase the devices at a discounted rate. Teachers will also be equipped with tools and resources to help them integrate technology into their curriculum. As part of its Partners in Learning Program, Microsoft will provide 10 days of professional development training so teachers can learn more about the newest software and how Windows 8 can extend learning times, inspire students to build real-world skills and improve educational outcomes.
Preferred by educators, the Dell Latitude 10 is steadily deployed by schools around the world because of its affordability, accessibility, manageability and personalized learning features. Windows 8 is Microsoft's new operating system helping schools modernize by providing tools for better creation, consumption and collaboration to meet new education standards and the move to digital learning. According to a Harris Interactive online survey commissioned by Dell and Intel, 59 percent of school system IT decision makers and administrators say choosing devices that integrate with their existing IT infrastructure and that can be managed by existing tools is the best way to minimize total cost of ownership for tablets. The Dell Latitude 10 essentials configuration has been proven in a study by Principled Technologies to require 52 percent less time to manage and doubles the number of devices a single IT staff member can manage.
About Clear Creek Independent School District
The Clear Creek Independent School District has been named a High Performance School District by the Texas Education Agency. Located south of Houston, Texas, the Clear Creek Independent School District is home to 44 schools, nearly 40,000 students, and 5,000 employees. The school district is committed to preparing all students for the 21st century through opportunities to demonstrate Courage, Collaboration, Innovation, and Self-Direction.
Dell Inc. (NAS: DELL) is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students, educators, administrators, parents and community members around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell in Education at www.dell.com. Follow us on Twitter @DellEDU.
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