As announced last week, the school board has requested a committee to study the “why” related to 1:1 technology. (for more info, see: http://wp.me/s1JF02-11study) Our next steps are to identify who will be on the study team, which is outlined in the information below.
What tasks will the group *NOT* be responsible for?
- No discussing devices: There is no need to compare technology devices – we do NOT have approval for deploying 1:1
- No discussing roll out plans: There is no need to discuss which grade levels and/or which schools are impacted.
- No discussing time frames: There is NO approval for 1:1, so the time frame / deployment options does not need to be discussed at this time.
What tasks/questions will the group be responsible for?
- What are the pros / cons of providing devices to students?
- What are the benefits and anticipated results of going 1:1? If we did 1:1, what do we expect to see as results?
- What specific benefits are other districts seeing as a result of 1:1?
- Gauge community (staff, parents, community) interest in 1:1
When will the group meet?
- First meeting: Feb 18th, 4pm to 6pm at the LRC
- Second meeting: Feb 26th, 4pm to 6pm at the LRC
- Following the 2nd meeting, we are anticipating some visits to other in-state districts to study why they are doing 1:1 and what results they are expecting.
- Next meeting: date has not been set, but expect to share visits and compile results.
What is the make up of the study committee membership?
- Each 7-12 school will have a number of representatives: VHS(4), VSW (2), WCC(2), ST(2), IH(2).
- Elementary schools will have a total of (4) individuals.
- We’ll also be seeking administrators and parents, along with two school board members.
I’m interested in being on the group – who do I talk to?
- 7-12 Staff: Contact your building principal to let them know you are interested. Each 7-12 school may use their own process to decide their representatives.
- K-6 Staff: Contact Brian Abeling to let him know you are interested. He’ll work with elementary principals to make the final determination on the elementary spots.
- Parents: Interested parents should contact Brian Abeling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If the meetings are outside of contract time, will teachers be compensated?
Yes, teachers will be compensated for any meetings outside of contract time. At this time, we’re anticipating 3 meetings outside of the normal work day.