PowerUp— 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.