Technology plays an essential role in the day-to-day operations of our school district. Technology integration is a vital component in both our classrooms and administrative offices. With over 12,000 employees and close to 85,000 students in the district, the Austin ISD Technology Department strives to provide a safe, efficient, and productive learning and work environment for all.
In 2013, a Technology bond was pased allotting $81 million to update district classroom technology and infastructure. Part of that money was used this past summer to provide new laptops for teachers. In addition, network upgrades have been performed and a new ERP system, BOLT (Business Operations for Learning and Teaching), will be implemented during the 2016-17 school year. The new system will greatly increase the ease of workflow between different AISD departments such as Human Resources and Finances.
The remaining Bond monies is spent on a comprehensive plan to integrate meaningful technology in the daily instruction of AISD classrooms. This is part of AISD's Strategic Plan to Reinvent the Urban School Experience. Read more >>
Technology by the Numbers:
- All teachers have a laptop
- A majority of the classrooms have a teacher presentation system
- All schools have COWs (Computers on Wheels). These are carts with laptops or tablets. Teachers may allow their students to use these devices in their classrooms.
- Over 8000 Wireless Access Points
Mobile in Austin ISD
AISD is ready for the use of mobile devices with wireless access in all campuses and administrative buildings.
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