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Maryville City Schools Launch iReach Digital Conversion

iReach Forum in Maryville, TNLast Thursday, I had the privilege of attending the Maryville City Schools iReach launch forum at Maryville High School. This extremely exciting initiative is unlike anything else in East Tennessee, and it is right here in our local community! Over the next two years, every K-3 student will receive iPads to use in the classroom, and every student in grades 4-12 will receive laptops to use at school in year one and at home starting in year two.

“Limitless learning” is what they are calling it, and this really is an awesome concept. The idea of teaching children collaborative work skills from a young age sets a very high bar for area schools, and it is likely that other school systems will follow suit.

According to The Daily Times, “The system’s mission is to infuse technology and shift instructional practices in ways that create limitless learning opportunities for its students. There has been a tremendous amount of work that has gone in to making this a “best-next-step” for students and teachers in Maryville.”

Dr. Mark Edwards, superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District, has partnered with Director of  Maryville City Schools, Dr. Mike Winstead, as well as the school board throughout the planning stages of this project. The nationally recognized 1:1 initiative in Mooresville, N.C. is expected to produce similar outcomes in Maryville.

 

To learn more about this initiative, visit the link to the Daily Times article.

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