EmpowerED

EmpowerED

This school year Brazosport ISD is expanding the EmpowerEd initiative to all elementary campuses! This means that every BISD student from Pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade will be receiving a Chromebook device.

EmpowerEd is funded by the 2012 Bond and aligns with the BISD’s Strategic Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to provide the equipment and resources needed to meet the needs of today’s students, to teach 21st century skills and graduate all BISD students as future ready.

EmpowerEd began in 2015 with three elementary campuses piloting the 1:1 initiative. Then in 2016, BISD named the 1:1 initiative EmpowerEd and added all secondary grades (5-12) ...and now look where we are today!


EmpowerEd Participation

In order for your student to participate and receive a Chromebook, you must complete the following requirements.

  1. View the training video
    Closed Captions Instructions |  Los Subtitulos Ocultos Instrucciones

    English


    Español


  2. Read and sign the EmpowerED Handbook
    English | Español

  3. Brazosport ISD is offering optional insurances for the student Chromebooks. The fee is $15. You can purchase insurance when registering for your Chromebook. If you owe any technology damage fees you are not eligible for optional insurance until all fees are paid. If you pay for insurance now and owe damage fees then the amount will be applied to the damage fee first until fee is fully paid before insurance can be purchased. For more information on insurance please read the EmpowerED handbook.


Why EmpowerEd?

  • Access to digital educational resources
  • Availability beyond the school day
  • Individualized learning 
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving 
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Technology literacy skills

Why Chromebooks?

  • Ease of management
  • Free software updates
  • Low purchase price point
  • Low Total cost of Ownership
  • Access to Digital resources and textbooks
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Compatible with Google Apps for Education

For additional assistance or more information, please contact Brazosport ISD’s Technology Department at 979-730-7100.

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