Having been named an Apple Distinguished School this past January, the work continued on New Hampton’s campus as the school hosted their second iPad Open House.
Hans Mundahl, New Hampton’s Director of Technology Integration, explained that the iPad Open House brings regional schools together to share practices and experiences around the iPad as classroom tool.
“We are sharing our best practices with schools from around the region. We’ve learned a great deal about how to integrate the iPad into the classroom and we wanted to share that with other educators,” Mundahl explained.
Part of the role of Apple Distinguished School Program includes sharing with colleagues and bringing other schools into the process. For New Hampton, sharing ideas and bringing in colleagues from the region is nothing new.
“Part of being an Apple Distinguished School is sharing what we’ve learned with others. This has always been a part of our program so it was a natural extension of what we are doing to join Apple to get the word out about the best ways to use this powerful tool.”
The iPad Open House is a smaller piece of the Apple Distinguished School Program with longer teacher training courses hosted on the New Hampton campus during the summer.
“We’ve also hosted two weeks of iPad teacher training and we’ll do that again this summer,” added Mundahl.
New Hampton was named an Apple Distinguished School this past January. Joining the ranks of Apple Distinguished Schools comes as a result of New Hampton’s success in applying technology throughout the teaching and learning processes. After a two year pilot period, New Hampton became a 1:1 iPad school in fall 2012.