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District 102 Leaders to Discuss Mobile Technology

Community members invited to share input at upcoming meetings.

Residents are invited to attend a meeting on Feb. 13 with District 102 School Board members and administrators who will discuss the next mobile technology initiative and other programs that focus on high levels of learning for all students.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the District 102 office conference center and is open to the public. The regular School Board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

District 102 will host its fourth and final community event to share the new programs and initiatives slated for the 2012-13 school year at 7 p.m. March 21 in the Aptakisic Junior High cafeteria.

For the past five years, District 102 teachers have been working toward a vision of personalized learning supported by mobile technology. Last year, when elementary teachers were asked to replace outdated desktop computers, teachers unanimously selected mobile technology devices. Teachers use this portable technology to provide students with rich and engaging learning opportunities.

"Our staff is smartly infusing mobile technology where it makes the most sense as they participate in rigorous training themselves," Superintendent Theresa Dunkin said in a statement. "They are constantly looking to new horizons in educational technology so they can share it with their students. As we did with our elementary teachers, we asked our fifth- through eighth-grade teachers what they wanted to replace outdated computers. They too felt strongly that students would benefit from individual access to resources through mobile technology."

— Submitted by School District 102

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