Why we created this program
Schools are always trying new things, testing new pedagogies, and buying technology to improve the learning outcomes of their students. However, the most meaningful transformation happens when you empower your students to lead the charge. We believe that in order to create powerful, lasting change, it has to start with the students.
Create positive agents for change that help facilitate ongoing technology initiatives
Create projects that inform, build excitement for, and support technology learning initiatives
The program is delivered through a three-day workshop, online platform, and ongoing support.
Our facilitators coach students to become role models who leverage responsible use of technology. After the program, local advisors take on managing and supporting the students for the rest of the school year.
We work with educators to select students from each school to be student leaders. These students work with the district:
- To help create policy
- Recommend current apps and content
- Assist in organizing and fulfilling potential deployment days
- Represent the student body in decisions related to technology.
Examples of Student Projects
Excite, Educate, Engage - Students meet with teachers one on one to help digitize lessons with a interactive whiteboard.
Foxy Tech Channel - Students have started a YouTube channel with 30-second technical training videos for their teachers.
#NicenessIsPriceless - Students created Anti Cyber-bullying campaign on social media to combat bullying online.
Where’s My Bus - A student-developed GPS app tracks bus locations and sends mobile notifications about when the bus is arriving.
What people say about the program:
"I believe I personally gained a better understanding of how technology could be used in the school. I also learned how to be able to communicate my ideas effectively through a presentation."
- Student at Glen Rock Public Schools, NJ
"The skills our students gained during this three day training are invaluable in their journey to being leaders of change in our school. The iSchool team was very easy to work with and their energy was infectious."
- Advisor at Fulton County Schools, GA