Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) in Federal Way, WA has selected Educational Resources®’ LearnPad Tablet Solution to implement at three schools within its district.
The LearnPad solution includes three components that allow teachers to deliver digital curriculum & instruction anywhere: the LearnPad tablet, the LearnPad cloud-based management portal, and the LearnPad content store.
Federal Way School District’s Superintendent, Robert R. Neu, Ed.S., contacted Educational Resources® to learn more about the opportunity to consider this technology for a district program. ER’s exclusive Washington reseller, Advanced Classroom Technologies (ACT) scheduled the next steps with the district, including an onsite demonstration.
ACT worked with Ronald Mayberry, the Executive Director of Instructional Technology at Federal Way School District to set up demonstrations for the technology department, several principals and teachers from the district.
“The LearnPad is a powerful device for teachers and students not only because it allows for easy access to electronic learning applications and resources, it is also easily customizable by the teacher, said Dawn Brown, Instructional Technology Specialist at FWPS."The teacher has complete control over the device, allowing them to modify their instruction for individual student learning needs without waiting for third parties.”
Federal Way Public Schools will roll out 452 LearnPads to students in the spring of 2013. Mirror Lake Elementary School, Olympic View Elementary School and Saghalie Middle School will use the LearnPad Purpose Built for Education Tablet Solution.
Federal Way Public Schools has an enrollment of 21,554 and 2,584 staff members spread across 37 schools. The district serves all of Federal Way and parts of three other cities - Auburn, Kent and Des Moines - and unincorporated King County.
The ER LearnPad™ is the BETT Best Digital Device of 2013 and is $299 per tablet, with no subscription fees.