Center of Excellence

Partnering to provide next-generation learning solutions

One-to-one computing is reshaping the learning model — turning students into active participants in their own anytime, anywhere learning experience and helping ensure their success in our technology-driven world. While schools recognize the importance of putting computers into the hands of learners to stimulate discovery and innovation in the classroom, this effort can be a real challenge for them. That’s where Dell steps in.

Because we see the far-reaching achievement implications for students who are not connected, our new Center of Excellence program partners with schools to help them gain greater access to technology, to develop best practices in one-to-one computing and to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Our first partnership is with the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, a public magnet high school founded by The Franklin Institute in conjunction with the School District of Philadelphia. At SLA we invested in student success with $620,000 in grant money and educational technology through our Youth Learning initiative to help the school continue to build on its legacy of inquiry-driven, project-based learning. The Dell Chromebook 11 laptops donated to SLA provide its IT administrators and teachers with the ability to customize the devices to meet curriculum goals.

Dell will help SLA scale its learning model across the nation, with this first Center of Excellence in Learning serving as a resource of best practices for other educators.

Read our press release or watch a video of our visit to SLA to learn more about the Dell-SLA Center of Excellence in Learning.
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