This three-day program empowers students to model, inspire, and facilitate change through technology at the local school level. The program integrates ISTE’s core standards for students!

We work with educators to select students from each school to be student leaders. These students work with the district to help create policy, recommend current apps and content, assist in organizing and fulfilling potential deployment days, and represent the student body in decisions related to technology.

The program is delivered through a three-day workshop where our facilitators coach the students to role model and leverage responsible use of technology. After the program, local advisors take on managing and supporting the students for the rest of the school year. 

During the program, Advocates create several projects to assist their schools in the technology initiative. Here are a few examples of projects from prior programs:

Lost Learning Initiative - Students help teachers continue the learning even when students are absent or school is cancelled by using technology such as Edmodo.

Where’s My Bus - Students developed a GPS app to track bus locations and notify parents when the bus is within a certain distance.

Foxy Tech Channel - Students created a YouTube channel with 30-second tech training videos for their teachers.

The Three E’s (Excite, Educate, Engage) - Weekly professional training provided by students for teachers.

What iSchool Advocates say about the program:

I was very impressed with all of the people and how they interacted with us and how they treated us. It was very enjoyable and I learned a lot. I loved how you told us not to wait to change the world and that we need to make a change today. I was inspired by what Travis did with his idea.
— Foxborough Public Schools, MA
These past four days have been spectacular and inspiring on so many levels. Choosing to be an iSchool Advocate was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Meeting some of the most amazing people, learning new things, and becoming involved in a huge movement!
— Anderson School District 1, SC