Why a flexible SIS is a key to mobile learning success

Without a well-rounded student information system (SIS), Center Grove would need multiple software programs to manage its Mobile Minds initiative

flexible-SISExpectations for today’s school districts are higher than ever. Despite increasingly tight budgets and fewer resources, districts are required to operate efficiently and ensure streamlined communications.

The Center Grove Community School Corporation understood these challenges firsthand with the implementation of a one-to-one mobile learning program throughout the high school. When executing a successful one-to-one rollout, you cannot overlook the details.

Nowhere was that more true than on July 30, the second day of school this year. The Center Grove Technology Department deployed 2,200 iPads with a staff of 20, all before lunch. In fact, most students at Center Grove High School missed fewer than 15 minutes of instructional time collecting their iPads.

Located in Greenwood, Indiana, Center Grove Community School Corporation consists of more than 1,200 teachers and employees serving nearly 8,000 students across five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and an online Global Campus.

The highly efficient process of deploying iPads was made possible with support of one of the district’s primary software packages, a student information system (SIS) from Skyward Inc. The Skyward Student Management Suite manages the deployment and day-to-day logistics of Center Grove’s one-to-one initiative, called “Mobile Minds.”

(Next page: How the Skyward SIS is powering Center Grove’s Mobile Minds initiative)

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