We have been so busy this year, especially working with the Tech Bridge Program.
If you are unfamiliar with the program: Tech Bridge leverages the technical skills of local college and university student, obtaining a degree in technology, to provide a cost-effective solution to CPS schools by having these students serve as part-time Technology Coordinator. Tech Bridge Students will be provided a mentor from ITS to guide them through the experience with teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills.
Roles Tech Bridge Provides:
If you or your school is interested in participating in this program, please contact Mayra Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good afternoon everyone,
I can't believe that Googlepoolza is behind us and we are putting together the Back to School Guide for this upcoming school year! The summer always flies by fast and we trained many Techcos, Teachers, and Administrators this summer during our Summer iPad PD Sessions during July and August.
We wish everyone the best this year and if you have any questions for us, please feel free to email iPads@cps.edu.
We look forward to working with you this school year and many more to come!
Samantha and Margaret
Training dates are now available in the CPS Learning Hub from Tuesday, July 19th - Friday August 12th
Classes will be available at the Bridgeport, Coleman, and Garfield Park offices.
Please see our Professional Development page for details or login to the Learning Hub http://cps.edu/Pages/LearningHub.aspx and search "iPad 2016"
(Cross posted from Chromebooks.cps.edu)
I am sometimes asked about the correct procedure for giving assets to students, such as an incentive for NWEA results. This is very hard to do; it cannot be done casually. Schools can give devices to students, but it takes a fair amount of planning and clearance, beforehand, from Accounting is crucial. I've had a few conversations about this with Larry Fraze's team in Accounting. What follows are their policies; consider my notes an introduction to the topic. CPS Board Policy prohibits the gifting of CPS assets to students except in a limited set of circumstances: the devices were acquired with a grant specifically targeted for acquiring devices meant as an incentive; the devices were purchased with money from a fundraiser specifically organized for the same purpose; or the devices have been offered to every other school, no one wants them, and then the devices are offered to students in general via a lottery mechanism.