The ADM School District’s Next Generation Technology committee has released its recommendations for district technology during the final six years of the current voter-approved Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).  This 13-member committee includes district teachers, administrators, parents, a board member, and a student.  If these recommendations are adopted, most of the implementation described below would be in place for the 2017-18 school year.

Identified needs include:

  • Additional student-accessible devices, due to a high rate of usage
  • Technology integration support
  • Home access
  • Appropriate software
  • Classroom technology enhancements

Some of the highlights of the recommendations include:

  • a 1:1 student-to-device ratio in at least grades 3-12, with ongoing consideration for the ideal ratio (certainly an increase of devices, though) in preschool through second grade
  • creation of (a) technology integration specialist position(s)
  • Chromebooks in grades 3-12, iPad mini devices in grades preschool – 2
  • Citrix application and/or desktop virtualization to support delivery of full applications to Chromebooks
  • additional classroom technologies, including – potentially – voice lift technology, recording equipment and software, multiple displays, and maker space technology
  • wireless upgrades at DeSoto Intermediate and Adel Elementary

For full details, check out the documents below:

NGT Recommendations Presentation

NGT Recommendations