Teachers at schools participating in the pilot stage of the PowerUp program, a districtwide initiative to transform how teachers teach and students learn through technology, are receiving their laptops this week.
“We are thrilled to start implementing PowerUp, an initiative that will go beyond providing computer devices for students,” HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said. “PowerUp will create transformational, digital-age instruction that will prepare HISD students to succeed in the 21st century and to compete with their peers around the world.”
The teachers will undergo extensive training and professional development for an entire semester before the students receive their laptops in January 2014. The pilot high schools are Austin, Bellaire, Chavez, The Energy Institute, Kashmere, Lee, Madison, Sam Houston, Sharpstown, Young Men’s Preparatory Academy and Young Women’s Preparatory Academy.
The photos below were taken at Sharpstown High School on Monday.