Stillwater Central School District was named an Apple Distinguished Program for its implementation of the One-to-One iPad Program in January 2012. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership.
The selection of Stillwater as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.
Classrooms are centers for creating, collaborating and sharing. Students’ work is published on the school network and shared with their peers. The potential to be "published" has created a boost in student personal interest and ownership for understanding the material.
The Stillwater One-to-One iPad Program was piloted beginning with one classroom during the 2010-11 school year, and continues to grow.
Students are using the iPads throughout the day and in a range of subjects from math, to social studies, to English Language Arts. Daily use of the iPads varies depending on day, topic and goal of any given lesson. Administrators are monitoring the expansion of iPad use, ensuring that students are getting the most out of the tool.