Technology for Learning Initiative

Purpose: 

The Technology for Learning Initiative will launch in the fall of 2018 and will provide a technology-rich classroom learning experience for PK-12 students at ADM.  The initiative will focus on student use of technology to promote active digital citizenship and to enhance student learning through innovation, risk taking, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creation, and engagement with the global community.  The symbols below will be used to represent the concepts that ADM believes are essential to adequately prepare students for citizenry and careers in the 21st century.

Support:

The Technology for Learning Initiative will provide ADM students and staff with access to quality and reliable devices, networks, and products to support teaching and learning.  Training will also be provided to support staff in developing the knowledge and skills needed to support the learning in a technology-rich classroom.  The ADM Technology for Learning Framework will be used to organize and structure professional development for staff at ADM.

Device Selection:

Decisions pertaining to the specific devices and models that will be purchased to support the Technology for Learning Initiative will be made during the 2017-2018 school year.

Device Ratios:

Adel Elementary (Preschool): The Technology for Learning Initiative will take the form of a two-to-one initiative (two students to one device), where devices are stored in the classroom, and are used during the school day.

Adel Elementary (K-2): The Technology for Learning Initiative will take the form of a two-to-one initiative (two students to one device), where devices are stored in the classroom, and are used during the school day.

DeSoto Intermediate: The Technology for Learning Initiative will take the form of a classroom-assigned one-to-one initiative (one device for each student), where devices are stored in carts in the classroom, and are used primarily during the school day.  If teachers would like students to take the devices home, arrangements will be made with the Building Administrator, in conjunction with the Technology Integration Specialist and the Director of Information Technology Services.

ADM Middle School: The Technology for Learning Initiative will take the form of a student-assigned, one-to-one device initiative (one device for each student).  In this building, each student will be assigned a device at or near the beginning of the school year.  This device will be furnished by the district and will include a protective case and power adapter.  Students will be allowed to take devices between school and home freely.

ADM High School: The Technology for Learning Initiative will take the form of a student-assigned, one-to-one device initiative (one device for each student).  In this building, each student will be assigned a device at or near the beginning of the school year.  This device will be furnished by the district and will include a protective case and power adapter. Students will be allowed to take devices between school and home freely.

Policies & Procedures:

With the support of the Technology Integration Specialist and other district leaders, the Director of Information Technology Services will organize and facilitate meetings regarding policy and compliance.  Building leadership teams will be directed to develop and implement policies and procedures specific to each building.

 

*Access the full Technology for Learning Initiative Document.

 

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