Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Media Advisory--Interactive 21st Century (i21) Classroom Demonstration and Tour

Media Advisory

San Diego Unified School District showcases its 21st Century Interactive Classroom Technology

SAN DIEGO-In an unprecedented effort, the San Diego Unified School District has initiated a five-year plan to equip each kindergarten through 12th-grade classroom with a suite of new digital tools that are designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment. The main components of the Interactive 21st Century (i21) Classroom include an interactive whiteboard, audio-visual cabinet, a teacher's presentation station, a wireless voice amplification system, an advanced model document camera, and a DVD player.  These interactive classroom suites are funded by Proposition S, the $2.1 billion bond measure was passed by voters on November 4, 2008.  

Media representatives are invited to attend an "i21 Demonstration" beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, January 29, at Pershing Middle School, 8204 San Carlos Drive, San Diego, 92119.  The schedule is as follows:
* 8:50-9:05 a.m. - Quick overview of i21 from both the principal and the district's chief information technology officer
* 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Classrooms visits
* 9:30-9:40 a.m. - Closing comments from the principal and vice principal about the change that is taking place in their classrooms

Interview availability: Board President Richard Barrera (8:30-9 a.m. only), Chief Technology Officer Darryl LaGacé, Principal Sarah Sullivan, and Proposition S directors of planning and project management.

For more details, contact Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at (619) 725-5579 (office), (619) 857-6903 (mobile) or

Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor
Communications Office
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street, Room 2153
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
Office: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607
Mobile: (619) 546-3378
Fax: (619) 725-7021
District website:
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