PowerUp comes to DeBakey
DeBakey High School is now in Phase 3 of Houston ISD’s PowerUp Initiative. Teachers received their laptops in mid-August, while students will get their laptops in January. In the Fall 2015, teachers will undergo intensive training on HISD’s HUB (learning management system) and various technology tools. Student Laptop distribution begins in January 2016. We will begin informing parents of requirements, insurance deposit, and other pertinent information in grade-level parent/student forums to be held in August/September. Our goal is to have 100% student participation.
UPDATE: HISD laptops will be distributed through during September. Currently, we have run out of laptop chargers. Students MUST bring a DeBakey issued student ID (can be from a prior year). Laptops will be issued to students that have completed the "PowerUp" registration process.
What is PowerUp?
In order to prepare Houston’s students for a world beyond the four walls of a classroom, HISD has launched PowerUp, a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. PowerUp is all about creating 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.