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The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
http://iowa1to1.com/
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Bryan Berg

Dover-Eyota Public Schools
Technology Director
Eyota, MN
Anything about the use of classroom technology. I have had experience using a wide variety of technologies in E-12. I have been an E-12 tech professional for 20 years. Have taught Media Productions and web design at the senior high level. I was a SpEd Para for five years (primarily EBD students and Level 4 programs) before starting in Tech, and my wife is an Early Childhood SpEd Teacher. So I have had interesting experiences, but always learning about how to do things differently and better!

At Dover-Eyota, we have been 1:1 since 2011. At that time we had the initiative in grades 10-12 only. In 2012 we did a pilot with 9th grade during the second semester and then the next year, the 9th grade was included in the initiative. We have stayed 9-12 with the 1:1 (using refurbished Windows 7 and 10 laptops, half now with solid state drives), but are looking to expand devices in students' hands down to the 6th grade level with a 2 to 3 year roll-out into a BYOD environment.