HP Sponsors Project RED Education Technology Initiative

In an effort to further technology integration in schools, HP has announced sponsorship of Project RED, a national research and advocacy plan to increase student achievement through the effective deployment of technology.

HP will support Project RED’s initiative to provide school leaders across the United States with tools and resources to support their technology implementations. The company discussed details of the sponsorship today during a media luncheon with education customers and HP executives at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2012 conference.

The next phase of the Project RED initiative gives district leaders and school administrators a free professional learning community to study best-known methods and adapt the approaches for their local needs. Members can take advantage of resources and research, such as step-by-step project planning tools, school-readiness assessments and success stories exemplifying best practices. The Project RED initiative also offers webinars, forums and regional institutes with education leaders where members gain the knowledge to effectively implement technology into their districts.

Project RED, HP and the other sponsors are hosting three regional institutes this fall in Klein, Texas (Sept. 26-27), River Dell, N.J. (Oct. 25-26) and Auburn City, Ala. (Nov. 15-16). The institutes are designed for administrators and educators who are interested in creating a successful and sustainable one-to-one technology program based on the Project RED implementation protocol. Additional details and sign-up information will be available at www.projectred.org in late July.

Membership in the Project RED learning community is complimentary, and educators can sign up via the organization’s website: www.projectred.org.