To: Jessica Mallard, Ph.D.
Dean, Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities
From: Vonn Miller
Date: February 5, 2021
Dear Dr. Mallard,
Studies show that students need to feel that school is relevant to them in order to be fully engaged in their learning, yet many students feel school is irrelevant to their future interests. Students have trouble seeing how required subjects translate into career opportunities, or even how these subjects apply to daily life. Our company has always stated our mission is to make things that help others change the world.
We believe our products to be at the crossroads of technology and fine arts. Students learn better by creating, visualizing, and addressing different scenarios with a hands-on, immersive approach. The iPad is one of those magical products that seems to fade into the task being performed.
I would like to work with you and your team to develop a plan to innovate fine arts instruction using our iPad products and the vast ecosystem of creative add-ons. We have a great deal of expertise to offer. I would like to continue planning on how we can work together to give students ownership of assignments that lead to higher levels of interaction, diverse assignments, personalized instruction and opportunities for authentic learning. We will start with pre-planning with leadership and move toward quarterly goals and activities for implementation.
Students are more motivated when their work will be viewed by others and when they can express themselves through their work. They also want to learn to do things that are valuable outside the classroom. They need easy-to-use tools to create visually rich and engaging content, even if they’ve never created anything before. This plan will equip your students and faculty with a powerful, adaptive and creative environment for student success.