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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Kelly Sorensen

Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools
Instructional Coach - Presenter
Cresco, Iowa
After 17 years in the elementary world of 5th graders and special education, I jumped onto the Teacher Leadership Compensation bus and haven't looked back! Well, that's not quite true. I'm 1 of 3 instructional coaches in our district. Each day I'm learning something new about content, strategies, research and different perspectives throughout our district. It's crazy, busy, and exciting. I'm wanting to learn anything that I can bring back to any of our staff to support them, connect them with others and allows for purposeful, impactful learning for students.