This marks the second year the district will embark on its digital classroom initiative, which incorporates technology into daily curriculum. The classrooms are a learning environment that is student centered and serves as a venue for promoting meaningful lessons for students and teachers.
This past year saw 20 classrooms from 17 campuses across HCISD introduced as digital classrooms. The 2013 – 2014 school year will incorporate an additional 65 classrooms to bring the total to 85.
“Our district values teachers and understands that technology is incorporated into education to enhance rather than over shadow highly effective teaching,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores. “As we continue expanding the number of digital classrooms, we hope to one day be a completely digital district while responsibly rolling out the technology for both teachers and students to effectively utilize in daily curriculum.”
The classrooms were introduced to give students a learning experience similar to the one they would receive while enrolled in colleges and universities.
For classrooms not yet part of the Digital Classroom initiative, the same equipment is available for use at their campus Information Literacy Center (ILC or Library).