How one district built an immersive learning environment
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD) is the third largest district in Texas, covering 186 square miles and serving more than 115,000 students. The Houston District currently includes 11 high schools, 18 middle schools, 54 elementary schools, and five special campuses.
Our district is large and continues to grow by nearly 1,000 students each year, creating continued pressure to provide all students with equally impactful educational experiences. Teachers and district administration realized that we lacked a collaborative technology infrastructure that engaged students in their learning environments. In short, we weren’t where we needed to be to prepare students for higher education and the workforce of today.
To achieve this immersive learning environment, we needed the funding to undertake a project of this magnitude. Fortunately, our community also understood the importance of modernizing technology in our schools and in 2014 voted overwhelmingly in favor of a $1.2 billion bond to help modernize classrooms in the district. . Once the funding was secured, we needed to answer the bigger question: what technology could create the most impact in preparing our students and improving student outcomes?
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