In April 2011, the Auburn School Department (Auburn, Maine) made news around the world when it announced that a district wide effort to boost literacy and numeracy attainment was to begin, and that a 1:1 iPad implementation for Auburn kindergarten students in the 2011-2012 school year would be a key component of this holistic effort to improve learning.

Realizing that many schools across the country are, like Auburn, now bringing the power of the iPad to bear on the needs of their primary school environments, this Institute has been designed as an opportunity for practitioners to learn, plan, network, and share.

The three days will provide plentiful opportunities for learning more about why and how to make purposeful & systemic use of the iPad in the primary grades. But in any school change effort, learning must lead to doing, and so there will be time for teams and individuals to engage in facilitated work that is directly relevant to their specific needs.

Strands will be facilitated by members of Auburn's Advantage 2014 leadership team, with support from members of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) team. In addition, experienced iPad resource experts from across the nation will assure all participants timely access to the people they need to move their work forward.

The Institute is specifically designed to support school teams, however individual participants are also welcome.

There are 100 spaces available for the Institute, and registration will close when these are filled.

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