The Socorro Independent School District is committed to ensuring all students are future ready by providing a high-quality education with innovative digital learning systems and access to the latest technological resources.
As part of Operation Future Ready efforts, Team SISD students have the latest digital tools, such as laptops and tablets, at their fingertips, and classrooms, labs and libraries districtwide are equipped with high-speed and Wi-Fi Internet access.
The high-tech tools in SISD give students more blended learning opportunities, which combines traditional face-to-face instruction with web-based online learning.
In addition, the district offers a web page at www.sisd.net/Page/46396 that lists businesses within the Team SISD community that offer free Wi-Fi connectivity.
The free Wi-Fi locations page allows students and parents to quickly locate establishments where they can use the Internet for free on phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
“Internet access is critical to 21st century education,” said Miguel Moreno, SISD’s instructional technology coordinator. “It allows students to complete school work, engage in new digital learning lessons, and utilize their campus administered technology devices to get ahead in their school work at all times.”
The Wi-Fi page includes a map and is user-friendly. Business owners and community members can also assist in keeping the list current by submitting information to add or remove locations that offer free Wi-Fi service.
SISD’s Operation Future Ready, which is aligned to the federal ConnectED initiative, is moving the district forward in investing in technology to advance teaching and learning, fully training educators to utilize new resources, and offering more technological devices for student use.
In addition, for the 2015-2016 school year Team SISD was approved for $2.6 million in E-rate funds, a federal program that gives school districts and libraries the opportunity to apply for discount services with Internet access, broadband connectivity and network equipment.
This is allows Team SISD the opportunity to further expand and improve the district’s infrastructure to give all students access to high-speed Internet access and technological support.
Click on the link Add or Remove Location Here on the bottom of the Wi-Fi page to fill out and submit the online form.