ABERDEEN, Wash. - The apple on the teacher's desk got a lot bigger today at Miller Junior High School
in Aberdeen, as teacher's initiated a 1-to-1 iPad program. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn
said after the assembly "This is a game changer for kids, it's bringing everything into the 21st century matching up with a 21st century education. This is an example not only for the state, but for the nation."
Representatives from Apple Inc. were shown around the polished product after the assembly, West Area Strategic Affairs Leader Renee Sinclair
said "I'm really excited that we're doing this here in Aberdeen, I think this is a great community to be at the leading edge of classroom technology."
Within view of Miller is Steven's Elementary
, where Principal Kathleen Werner
gave Dorn and Apple Inc the grand tour of her school's STEM program. "It's a paradigm shift that hast to happen for kids. We Want to keep school sometimes the way we went to school, these guys have a different future than we do."
Miller Bobkittens, and Steven's Huskies both check their iPads out every morning, and turn them into their last classroom each day. More details tomorrow morning, after a recharge, now where did that cord go?
The iMiller Team
- Dr. Tom Opstad, Superintendent
- Judy Holliday, Director of Teaching and Learning
- David Herrington, Business Manager
- Mike Williams, Technology Director
- Mark Decker, Principal
- Arnie Lewis, Assistant Principal
- Gail Arnold, Librarian
- Holly Furth, Language Arts Teacher
- Mike Keely, Math Teacher
- Sally Holt, Science Teacher
- Barbara Good Science Teacher and Co-Facilitator
- Mary Pier, Art Teacher
- Eric Williamson, Science Teacher
- Ruth Kuhnau, Math Teacher
- Cathy Trusty, Counselor
- Adam Johnson, Technology-IOS 5 Specialist
- Brian McGregor, Parent
- Renee Quinn, iMiller Project Recorder
- Jim Sawin, Principal and District Title 1 Coordinator
- Dana Zora, Stevens Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator