LOS ANGELES (Aug. 19, 2013) — A survey administered to Common Core Technology Project (CCTP) participants indicates that a vast majority of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers and other staff gave high marks to the training they received on tablets and the digital content that students will use at 47 schools in 2013-14.
This fall, the LAUSD rolls out phase one, which involves 47 schools. Held at several school sites earlier this month, the training for the teachers and staff of the 47 schools, conducted by Apple Inc. and Pearson Education Inc., was part of the LAUSD’s unprecedented initiative to provide all district students with the devices by 2014-15.
According to the survey, the overall degree of the satisfaction with the training was 5.5 out of 6, which was the highest score possible. A total of 76 percent of the nearly 1,000 respondents indicated that the experience was relevant, increased their content/process knowledge, and will enhance their instructional practice.
“We’re off to a great start,” said Dr. Jaime Aquino, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. “Congratulations to the trainers and participants for their hard work and dedication.”
“This initiative, which is tied to the Common Core, will not succeed unless teachers and administrators feel comfortable using the devices,” added Dr. Aquino. “The survey results show that we are proceeding toward that goal.”
Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766
Source: Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766