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Hornet Connected Learning

Welcome to Hornet Connected Learning
Teacher candidates learn how to use a tablet as an instructive tool
Emporia State faculty are specially trained in how to use tablets in the classroom

Recent News about HCL

An article about ESU's Hornet Connected Learning Program, authored by faculty members involved with the program, was published recently in "Stories from the Field" by the National Association for Professional Development Schools 

A Partnership in Preparing Preservice Teachers to Teach with Mobile Technologies

Posted on March 13, 2017 by NAPDS

In response to an increase in the number of mobile technologies used in public schools in the state of Kansas, and in an effort to prepare teacher candidates to use those technologies upon entering the classroom, the Hornet Connected Learning initiative at Emporia Sate University was launched in Fall 2014. The one-to-one mobile technologies initiative, which has become an essential element of the Professional Development School program at ESU, has an articulated mission of putting pre-service teachers in a position to be leaders in connected learning and teaching through the use of current technologies. Learn more...

Frequently Asked Questions

›  What is Hornet Connected Learning?

›  Do I need to get a tablet? If so, what kind?

›  What if I already have an iPad or another tablet?

›  What are the reasons an iPad was selected over other tablets?

›  What can I expect to gain from the Hornet Connected Learning Initiative?

›  What are other financial considerations?

›  Will I still need a computer or laptop?

›  What will this mean for my purchase of textbooks?

›  When and how does a student begin with Hornet Connected Learning?

›  What types of support will be available to help me learn how to use the iPad for my coursework?

›  Where and when will I be able to get more information?