Whitehouse Inititive Overview

In June 2013, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative, designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of it, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content. 

Apple ConnectED

The Apple ConnectED project is, well........... amazing! No one quite knew what we were in for when we applied for the grants in the summer of 2014. Apple's overwhelming commitment to education will change the lives of our teachers and our students for years to come. Below is a brief overview of the vastness of the program born from the generosity of Tim Cook and Apple, Inc. Thank you, is all we have to show our appreciation right now, but soon our teachers and students will be accomplishing amazing things with the tools that the Apple ConnectED project has provided 9 of our schools.

Apples for Everyone Overview:

1. Wireless Infrastructure for every classroom
2. 17 days of Apple Professional Development for classroom teachers.
3. An Apple iPad Air 2 for every student
4. Apple Care + for 3 years for every device
5. A MacBook Air for every instructor
6. An iPad Mini for every instructor
7. Charging carts for every classroom
8. New Projector for every classroom
9. Apple TV for every classroom
10. Caching Servers for each school
11. Ebackpack for every student
12. JAMF management service for all devices
13. ENA wireless management for all sites

Administrators get Involved

Administrators get Involved A group of 24 district and school administrators recently traveled to Dallas to learn how to effectively use the equipment in a school environment. Throughout the rest of the school year, representatives from Apple will also be traveling to Yuma to further conduct professional development training with staff to ensure a successful rollout, said Trina Siegfried, Crane's grant writer.

iPads coming to a Crane School Near You!

Crane Board Members Test Drive iPads

Crane Board Members Test Drive iPads Loaned Photo - Yuma Sun

Crane Elementary School District governing board members and staff test out an anatomy application on the iPad Mini devices that the district received through a series of Apple grants as district grant writer Trina Siegfried (far right) explains to the audience how the program works. Pictured from left to right are board members Jim Colby, Karen Johnson, and Mary Garcia, board clerk Brenna Paulin, and board president Steve Pallack, along with Superintendent Bob Klee and Executive Director of Management Services Mike Wicks

Tim Cook highlights Crane Schools


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