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In order to prepare Houston’s students for a world beyond the four walls of a classroom, HISD has launched PowerUp, a districtwide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. PowerUp is about “powering up” all 282 of our schools to create a personalized learning environment for today’s 21st-century learners and to enable teachers to more effectively facilitate instruction, manage curriculum, collaborate with their peers, and engage today’s digitally wired students. The comprehensive initiative that has three main drivers.

Technology—Students and staff must have equitable access to the latest technology, tools, infrastructure, and cyber safety guidelines to support digital-age instruction, collaboration, and the development of 21st-century skills. Part of this effort includes the district’s one-to-one laptop program, which will provide every high school student with a laptop to use for learning at school.
Canvas—Canvas is a reliable and reputable web-based learning management system (LMS). It allows institutions to manage digital learning, educators to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning, and students to engage in courses and receive feedback about skill development and learning achievement.
Digital Learning
Digital Learning—The one-size-fits-all classroom approach that worked well in the industrial era, when children were trained to perform repetitive tasks efficiently, no longer prepares students for success. Colleges and employers now want innovative, creative thinkers who can solve problems and apply their knowledge to new challenges. In order to create these types of students, educators at HISD must work to personalize learning for each child’s unique needs, abilities, and preferences.
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