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New Caney Schools are closing the achievement gap with Google devices

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Event status:Not started(Register) Date and time:Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2:30 pm
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In this webinar, you’ll hear about how some school districts are using technology to personalize learning with Android tablets. Dustin Hardin, Director of Technology at New Caney Independent School District will discuss why the district decided to adopt Google for Education devices, as well as the impact they are seeing from them.

New Caney ISD has had a three year journey from not having any wireless access in their 14 campuses to starting a 1:1 program with Chromebooks and Android tablets. This will include a brief overview of all the milestones in the three year period (moving from a legacy email system to Gmail, automating student accounts, etc.), and most importantly, how they afforded the 1:1 program.

New Caney ISD is 45 minutes north of Houston, TX. The district has over 12,000 students and is one of the fasting growing districts in the Houston metro area. Learn more about why New Caney ISD chose Google Chromebooks and tablets as their 1:1 devices.

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Jamie Neuwirth, Google for Education Team, Google
Jamie is a Regional Program Manager for Google Education and concentrates specifically on Google Apps for EDU, YouTube for Schools, Chromebooks and Android tablets. He is focused on growing Google’s presence in Education by building a growing user interest and is striving to drive Education technology in creative and unique ways. Previously, Jamie was a classroom teacher in Arkansas, and was most recently at Kenandy, Inc., a cloud-based ERP company. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and was a varsity water polo player and a member of the 2008 Division III National Championship team.

Dustin Hardin, Director of Technology, New Caney Independent School District
Dustin has been working at New Caney ISD as the Director of Technology for the last three years and in education since 2003. He has extensive experience with 1:1 programs, networking/infrastructure architecture and strategic planning for all technology areas. He is a 2004 graduate from Barbers Hill ISD and has a Bachelor of Science from University of Houston Clear Lake.

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