Clear Creek Independent School District Launches Personalized Learning Initiative with Dell, Microsoft and Intel

  Clear Creek Independent School District Launches Personalized Learning
  Initiative with Dell, Microsoft and Intel

  *Clear Creek ISD chooses Dell Windows 8 Latitude 10 tablets to support
    30,000 students, teachers and administrators
  *Dell, Microsoft and Intel to deliver professional learning services to
    integrate technology into curriculum
  *Dell Latitude 10 student, teacher, administrator and CCISD community
    tested and approved

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- May 17, 2013

Dell announced today that Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) in
Texas will deploy 30,000 Dell Latitude 10 tablets running Microsoft Windows 8
throughout its 43 schools in a program they call Latitude to Learn to help
personalize learning. The tablets will be used by students, teachers and
administrators and will be integrated into the district’s curriculum through
professional learning services provided by Dell, Microsoft and Intel. CCISD
evaluated Dell and Apple devices for their new one-to-one device deployment.

“The first building block to personalized learning is access to technology and
the Internet,” said Kevin Schwartz, Chief Technology Officer, Clear Creek
Independent School District. “You can get access with most any tablet, but to
fully deliver personalized learning requires a device that works seamlessly
with all systems. The Dell Latitude 10 provides all of those features at a
price that allows us to extend the initiative to more students.”

The decision was made with feedback from teachers, administrators and
students. Students’ feedback included that Dell was a better choice for
preparing them for college and career. The Dell Latitude 10 also enables
students to produce content as readily as they consume it.

"Every student today feels the polarization of traditional education and the
real world,” said Andrew Barrett, Clear Brook High School student. “The
average classroom experience often lacks relevancy. This initiative is by far
the most influential move yet in bridging the widening gap between academia's
demands and a student's life.”

For administrators, the Dell Latitude 10 tablet will help them streamline and
easily manage the devices in an existing Windows environment to help save
budget and time. Teachers will take advantage of professional learning to best
integrate the technology into their curriculum.

“Having Microsoft Office on these tablets is the perfect blend of something
teachers already know with a new opportunity for anytime, anywhere access,”
said Kelly Lane, Technology Integration Specialist. “It makes for a natural
progression. Now, we can focus on the integration and learning, rather than
the workarounds.”

The Microsoft Shape the Future program allowed CCISD to purchase the devices
at a discounted rate. Teachers will also be equipped with tools and resources
to help them integrate technology into their curriculum. As part of its
Partners in Learning Program, Microsoft will provide 10 days of professional
development training so teachers can learn more about the newest software and
how Windows 8 can extend learning times, inspire students to build real-world
skills and improve educational outcomes.

Preferred by educators, the Dell Latitude 10 is steadily deployed by schools
around the world because of its affordability, accessibility, manageability
and personalized learning features. Windows 8 is Microsoft’s new operating
system helping schools modernize by providing tools for better creation,
consumption and collaboration to meet new education standards and the move to
digital learning. According to a Harris Interactive online survey commissioned
by Dell and Intel, 59 percent of school system IT decision makers and
administrators say choosing devices that integrate with their existing IT
infrastructure and that can be managed by existing tools is the best way to
minimize total cost of ownership for tablets. The Dell Latitude 10 essentials
configuration has been proven in a study by Principled Technologies to require
52 percent less time to manage and doubles the number of devices a single IT
staff member can manage.

About Clear Creek Independent School District

The Clear Creek Independent School District has been named a High Performance
School District by the Texas Education Agency. Located south of Houston,
Texas, the Clear Creek Independent School District is home to 44 schools,
nearly 40,000 students, and 5,000 employees. The school district is committed
to preparing all students for the 21^st century through opportunities to
demonstrate Courage, Collaboration, Innovation, and Self-Direction.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is committed to helping students develop the
knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital
world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology
and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students, educators,
administrators, parents and community members around the world to deliver
innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and
out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell in Education at www.dell.com.
Follow us on Twitter @DellEDU.

Contact:

Dell Global Education Communications
Kari Sherrodd, +1-512-728-2835
Kari_Sherrodd@dell.com
or
WPP Team Dell
Tessa Barron, +1-415-268-1621
Tessa.Barron@wppteamdell.com
or
Clear Creek ISD
Elaina Polsen, +1-281-284-0020
epolsen@ccisd.net
 
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