LA Unified Survey Finds Teacher Satisfaction with iPad Training
LA School Report | August 19, 2013
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A survey by LA Unified has found that teachers and school staff “gave high marks” to the training they had on the iPads and digital content that are being phased into district schools this year.
The overall degree of the satisfaction with the training was 5.5 out of 6, which was the highest score possible, the district said in a press release issued on Monday. More than three-quarters of the nearly 1,000 survey respondents indicated that the experience was relevant, that it increased content/process knowledge and that it will enhance instructional practice, the release said.
“We’re off to a great start,” said Jaime Aquino, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. “Congratulations to the trainers and participants for their hard work and dedication.”
Last week, the LAUSD began distributing iPads in 47 schools as phase one of an effort to provide every LAUSD student with the digital device. Teachers and staff have been undergoing training this month, conducted by Apple Inc., makers of the iPad, and Pearson Education Inc., which has provided the academic content.
All LAUSD students will have an iPad by the 2014-15 academic year.
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