The Power of Technology

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The district continues to advance its instructional technology program with the recent expansion of the one-to-one student laptop program. Currently, students in grades 5, 6 and 7 are equipped with personal MacBooks, covering more than 1,000 students across three grade levels and two schools.

Now in its third year, the laptop initiative has placed MacBooks in the hands of students earlier than in the previous years, which is advantageous in supporting lesson plans and academic research and enhances curriculum from essentially the start of the school year. Students will experience differentiated academic-driven activities, and future plans include providing students with virtual field trips and the opportunity to develop and publish their work to a wide Internet audience.

“Over several years the 1:1 laptop program has evolved and students are further engaged in a variety of diverse subject areas,” stated District Administrator for Instructional Technology Andrew Choi. “Instructional technology classroom resources help provide students with individualized lessons, while allowing them to learn at their own pace and challenge their learning potential.”