TVUSD Rolls-Out iPad Program to Train 52 Third-Grade Teachers and Their 1,248 Students

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The Temecula Unified School District (TVUSD) launched in October a new "iPad Integration" program for 52 third-grade teachers and their 1,248 students. “The benefits of using technology to enhance learning are immense, and the district is excited to put these tools in the hands of our teachers and students,” said Deputy Superintendent Jodi McClay.

"We are only in week four, and we are already seeing amazing things. Just the other day, I observed students doing math video projects to communicate their learning about arrays. Student interest and levels of learning are far exceeding what was done before this technology."

The Temecula Unified School District (TVUSD) launched in October a new "iPad Integration" program for 52 third-grade teachers and their 1,248 students. “The benefits of using technology to enhance learning are immense, and the district is excited to put these tools in the hands of our teachers and students,” said Deputy Superintendent Jodi McClay.

The district's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) authorized the recent purchase of 650 iPads, Apple TVs, and storage carts for students and teachers in third-grade classrooms.

Deputy Superintendent McClay, who worked closely with Apple, Inc. to bring the pilot program to TVUSD, stated, "We are only in week four, and we are already seeing amazing things. Just the other day, I observed students doing math video projects to communicate their learning about arrays. Student interest and levels of learning are far exceeding what was done before this technology."

For example, students created videos to communicate their learning about the various properties of addition. Students also used strategically-selected applications like Seesaw, Swift (a coding program), and Clips to record themselves reading their written stories. Students also sent home their work with their own QR codes for their parents to see.

According to Deputy Superintendent McClay, the district will be closely following the progress of these students and hopes to expand the work by adding additional devices and grade levels each year.

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