We are excited to inform you
that the Tri-Village Local School District will continue to move forward with
our 1:1 initiative in the 2018-2019 school year. The District recognizes that
education, much like the world, is changing exponentially and our goal is to
equip our students and staff with useful tools for learning. We hope this initiative will bring the 21st
Century to the forefront, as well as engage your children in additional
critical thinking, collaboration and communication activities.
In 2015, The Tri-Village
School District began purchasing and utilizing Chromebooks for students to
access digital content in the classroom. Since then, the district has
purchased, received grant funding and in kind donations to add an additional
500 Chromebooks to our K-12 campus. Our
staff and students continue to feel the benefits of incorporating devices in
daily instruction and are continuing to grow in their learning about best practices
of blending the traditional classroom with digital learning.
For these reasons and more,
our 1:1 initiative has continued to evolve. Beginning in August 2018, all K-6
classrooms will be equipped with at least 20 Chromebooks for instructional use
and every 7-12 on campus student will be assigned a Chromebook, meaning each
student will have access to and be responsible for a Chromebook throughout the
school day. For now, students will be using this device in school only but as a
staff we will continue to evaluate the needs of students when deciding about
future use outside of school.
Deployment of Chromebooks for
our 7-12 students will take place upon their return in August. However, before a student entering grades
7-12 can be assigned a District owned Chromebook, a parent or guardian must
attend a 30- minute mandatory training session with their child prior to distribution.
Extensive knowledge is required in order to implement a successful 1:1 program.
We have developed in depth training for parents, students and teachers. Training for teachers began last summer and
will continue this August with ongoing professional development planned
throughout the school year. Parent and
student training will range from Chromebook care to Internet Safety. Additionally, you will be able to ask
questions, gather input on how to assist your child in managing this new
responsibility and sign the required documents. Parent and student training dates are listed below. To jumpstart the process, updates about the
1:1 Chromebook program will be posted on our website throughout the
summer. A reminder of the training dates
and times will be sent home in early August
Training Dates and Times
Monday, August 13
14 7:00-7:30 PM
15 8:00-8:30 PM
16 10:00-10:30 AM
The success of this initiative and implementation takes partnership of all involved including school staff, administration, students, parents and community. We invite you to be an active part of this process, so we may work together to support the importance of our students’ future and our personal commitment of lifelong learning. We invite your input and questions at any time throughout the process. Tri-Village Local School is excited about the 1:1 initiative and the endless possibilities of teaching and learning in a connected world.
Yours in Education,