Implementing Best Practices in Planning for 1:1 iPad Programs

Presented by Larry Baker, Associate Principal of Operations, Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, MI
Co-hosted by and CoSN
Sponsored by AT&T

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The Mercy High School leadership team conducted a conscientious process to determine the best steps towards rolling out the school’s 1:1 iPad program. In this webinar, Larry Baker, Associate Principal of Operations at MHS in Farmington Hills, MI recounts that journey in detail and shares best practices for other school leaders who are planning similar roll-outs. The school’s 1:1 iPad program roll-out was done in the wider context of several educational initiatives, which together were called Mercy 2.0. Throughout the entire process, the leadership team emphasized transparency with all of its stakeholders as well as the broader public, and nothing less than a complete culture change in regards to instructional technology at the school was sought. Larry also shares their highly nuanced, customized professional development plan, which was designed so that it could be adapted and iterated during the months preceding the actual deployment. Hear how the planning team attempted to adjust “on the fly,” reacting to successes, failures and unforeseen challenges as the deployment proceeded. 

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Mobile Learning Explorations is a professional learning community where educators and industry experts explore the potential of laptops, tablets, and other hand-held devices to enrich learning, to bridge the digital divide, and to extend learning beyond the traditional school day.

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About the Presenter
Larry Baker has been the Associate Principal of Operations at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, MI for the past 37 years.  He is passionate about using technology to advance 21st Century teaching and learning.  Larry was chosen as Mercy High’s Teacher of the Year in 2004, and he is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He earned a BA and an MA from the University of Michigan.