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Google for Education: New Caney Independent School District Embarks on 1:1 with Chromebooks

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director



Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour



In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Dustin Hardin, Director of Technology at New Caney Independent School District. You’ll hear about the three year journey New Caney ISD took from not having any wireless access in their 14 campuses to starting a 1:1 program with Chromebooks in just three years. This will include a brief overview of all the milestones over the three year period (moving from a legacy email system to Gmail, automating student accounts, etc.), how the decision was made on Chromebooks, and most importantly, how they afforded it.

New Caney ISD is 45 minutes north of Houston, TX. The district has over 12,000 students and is one of the fasting growing districts in the Houston metro area. Learn more about why New Caney ISD decided on Chromebooks and their future plans for Nexus tablets.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Get an overview of the Google for Education solution which includes Chromebooks, tablets with Google Play for Education, and Google Apps for Education
  • Learn how this solution can be used to improve student learning, collaboration, and innovation
  • Hear first hand experience from a district using Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks.
  • Learn how the school district put the ingredients, like professional development, in place for a successful pilot and then roll out


Webinar Speakers


Jamie Neuwirth
Jamie Neuwirth HeadshotGoogle for Education Team, Google

Jamie is a Regional Program Manager for Google Education and concentrates specifically on Google Apps for EDU, YouTube for Schools, Chromebooks and Android tablets. He is focused on growing Google’s presence in Education by building a growing user interest and is striving to drive Education technology in creative and unique ways. Previously, Jamie was a classroom teacher in Arkansas, and was most recently at Kenandy, Inc., a cloud-based ERP company. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and was a varsity water polo player and a member of the 2008 Division III National Championship team.
Dustin Hardin
Director of Technology, New Caney Independent School District
DustinHardinDustin has been working at New Caney ISD as the Director of Technology for the last three years and in education since 2003.  He has extensive experience with 1:1 programs, networking/infrastructure architecture and strategic planning for all technology areas.  He is a 2004 graduate from Barbers Hill ISD and has a Bachelor of Science from University of Houston Clear Lake.

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