Limitless Learning Initiative
Limitless Learning: 1:1++ is a curriculum technology initiative for Valley View School District students. The defining intent of a 1:1++ student computer device initiative is to provide an additional tool to meet the mission of our District: To empower ALL learners to be college and career ready and to develop, grow, and achieve as productive citizens. “1:1” refers to the concept of one device for every student. The first “+” encompasses a baseline level of technology, in addition to 1:1 devices for students. The second “+” refers to the staff needed to support the implementation of devices as embedded technology in classroom instruction and assessment.
A successful 1:1++ implementation at Valley View School District would ensure that all students and staff have access to resources and devices to meet their educational/professional goals. All devices should meet the needs of the organization - new and existing devices are utilized effectively and efficiently, and end-of-life devices are recycled in a safe and secure manner. The Infrastructure, including network, data, policies, procedures and communication, is robust enough to facilitate a successful support structure.
Who Will Be Impacted and When?
Beginning Fall 2016, 7th and 8th Grade Students will be assigned a Chromebook to use throughout the school day, in any or all of their classes. At the end of the day, students will return these devices to a charging cart. Students will not take their Chromebooks home at this time. Regarding changes to instructional time, Instructional Specialists will work with the Curriculum Department to assist educators in incorporating more digital learning into current practices.
What Technology Are We Using?
Over the next 3 years, the Technology Department will purchase an additional 9,000 devices, for a total of 16,000 student devices. The type of device is a Dell Chromebook 11, and will come with a carrying case. Chromebooks are fast and lightweight, have 6+ hours of battery life, and are relatively inexpensive compared to other devices. They are used primarily for working with internet-based resources, such as Google Apps for Education, but also can be used off-line for a variety of tasks.
to learn more about what devices are used in our district.