Exciting news–Using dollars budgeted for new equipment, Chromebooks will soon be available for grades 11-12 with hopes of having a device in every high school student’s hands by the beginning of the second quarter. This was prompted by teachers requesting these devices for juniors and seniors and will help eliminate problems in some classes with mixed grades where some students currently have Chromebooks and others do not.
These devices are in addition to the Chromebooks purchased this summer for grades 9-10. All high school students were required to complete digital citizenship education and a Chromebook handbook was prepared. In addition, teachers are required to complete a minimum of five half-hour self-guided Google training sessions prior to the end of this school year.
No longer will laptop and Chromebook carts be needed in the high school allowing for the carts to go down to the middle school for grades 6-8.
Advancing this initiative meets the board approved strategic plan to advance individualized instruction, develop the 4 Cs (Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration), raise responsible citizens, provide teachers and students with the resources needed to succeed and also meets the goal of expanding the one-to-one pilot under the technology focus area.
This is a very exciting time to be a Pointer as we will soon be able to proudly boast that Mineral Point High is a one-to-one school and the district is actively progressing with integrating technology into daily school life.