As we gear up for one of the premier global IT education conferences, ISTE 2016, we’d like to speak to our partnership with iSchool Initiative and the iSchool bus that will be making an appearance at the annual conference.

iSchool Initiative’s vision is to revolutionize the education system and promote a culture of mobile learning through technology. They enable this culture by teaching with their iSchool bus tours, community and district awareness seminars, hands-on student and faculty trainings, and step-by-step technology roadmap planning.

CEO Travis Allen first developed the idea for iSchool Initiative when he had a negative personal experience while using a mobile device in school. In 2009 Travis’ phone was confiscated while taking notes during class because of his district’s ban on cellular devices. He went home that afternoon with a driving desire to figure out a way to show educators the benefits of using mobile technology.

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Fast-forward to 2016 where iSchool Initiative has worked with 7 countries, 42 states, and more than 250,000 teachers to help implement mobile learning across the world.

Together with iSchool Initative, Cisco can help drive meaningful change in the education space.

According to CEO Travis Allen, “building the mobile learning culture requires a reliable and secure network infrastructure,” which Cisco provides.

Because of our partnership with iSchool Initiative, they’re able to bundle services at a discount of up to 35%. Learn more about these bundled services here.

The next big stop for iSchool Initiative is the annual ISTE conference, taking place in Denver, Colorado, June 26-29. Travis and team will be providing tours of the iSchool bus (equipped with Cisco Meraki equipment), demonstrations of their services, as well as an “Escape the Bus” game every 45 minutes.


If you’re going to ISTE, stop by the iSchool bus (booth #1300) and follow along with @CiscoEDU on Twitter for live updates from the conference.


John-Paul Overton

Global Ecosystem Partner Manager

Corporate Marketing