We started back during the budget cycle of 2011-12 when an Ad-Hoc Technology Committee was created to make recommendations to the School regarding Hardware purchases for the 2012-13 budget year. The committee of educators, administrators and ABC (Advisory Budget Committee) members created a report on June 4, 2011. These recommendations included
- moving towards a 1:1 ratio of students to devices
- upgrading our technology infrastructure
- Professional Development for our teachers.
The Committee met several times and on May 5, 2012, made recommendations for 2012-13 school year which included a pilot for students in grades 3 and 7.
Read the AD-Hoc Technology Committee
Presentations, Presentations, Presentations:
School Board Meeting,
At the May 5, 2012 school board meeting, this video was shown as well as the above recommendations. The motion was tabled. Another meeting/presentation was scheduled with two school board representative, ABC representatives, administrators and the technology/media personnel.
Technology Budget Sub Committee: Technology/media personnel with Mike Lancor, our superintendent met several times to prepare for this presentation to focus on specifics and ipads in education. Our discussion was lively and productive. Our two school board representatives and our new superintendent were present and all in favor of moving forward.
This presentation can be seen here. The presentation was designed to be seen an ipad/ipod and if you would like to view it on your ipad, go hereThe School Board then approved the 1:1 pilot and then the fun REALLY began...