Strategy 4: We will advance and maintain a forward-thinking, technology-infused approach to learning and growth.

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Results Statement 1: Provide open Internet access for personal digital devices in all district buildings to allow greater access to technology.

 
    The Superintendent will propose Board of Education policy/regulation to allow for wider use of personal digital devices, and will coordinate any necessary infrastructure upgrades. The Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) will work with School-based Professional Development Committees (SPDC's), building administrators, and others to equip parents, teachers, and students to leverage these devices toward learning goals.
 
  Dependencies: S2R1 Initiative Framework; S4R2 Equitable Inventory; S4R3 Infrastructure Plan

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S4.R1 Results to Date



August, 2012: The Board of Education adopted revised policy to support broader integration of student devices into the educational program. The Office of Information Technology began to develop plans for infrastructure and other upgrades to support a "bring your own device" implementation.
 
2013-2014: Significant upgrades occurred across our network to ensure readiness for a BYOD environment. Pilots in various schools with expert staff occurred throughout the winter, with the network opening to all personal staff devices in the spring. The district began developing plans for communication of the new capability in the 2014-2015 school year.
 
2014-2015: This fall, the District opened its BYOD network to student devices. We are currently engaged in analysis of usage patterns to determine appropriate budgetary responses to gaps in access. Various devices and strategies are under review to provide access to students who do not own devices. We have plans to survey staff through stipended technology facilitators to uncover teacher integrations of BYOD that align to the Marzano evaluation framework and the Common Core State Standards. We are also exploring learning management platforms to support transitions to paperless classrooms, to assist in the deployment of digital resources, and to provide spaces for virtual collaboration between students.