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.  
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Catherine Hines

Heartland AEA
In my 27th year as an educator, I have served 7 Iowa districts as a middle school English teacher, a high school English teacher, a K-6 Technology Integrationist, a 7-12 Instructional Coach, and now as an instructional technology consultant for Heartland AEA. I have a passion for empowering students with technology as they tackle the various learning challenges in the variety of subject matters they study. Additionally, I work much in the field of digital citizenship and the wide variety of issues a student's digital life includes. I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, a Google Certified Trainer and teach the "How to Become a Google Certified Educator" course through Heartland. I look forward to networking with and learning from as many folks as I can.