P I L O T
Mission of the District
The mission of the Camas School District is to ”Provide students with the ability to communicate effectively, use technology, reason, be self-confident, possess mental and physical health, and work effectively with others. In broader terms, our mission is to create a learning community where staff, students, and citizens are involved jointly in the advancement of knowledge and personal growth.”
1:World InitiativeOne way we intend to support this mission is with our “1:World” initiative. We are investing in our future leaders and continuing to create a digital-age learning culture by deploying Chromebooks to 6th graders and 9th graders in the fall of 2016. These devices will be for use at both home and school. This process will be repeated annually (contingent upon the passage of our next district tech levy), so that by the fall of 2019, all 6th-12th graders will have been issued a device. Additionally, we will continue to have shared classroom devices available to all Kindergarten-5th graders.
1:World PhilosophyOur implementation does not stop at the deployment of devices. It is focused on the enhancements and extensions that can be leveraged from these tools, which were previously inconceivable. In tandem, we will be supporting our staff and students with curated online resources, best practices regarding online citizenship, and the fostering 21st century skills such as collaboration, and real-world problem solving. We believe these rich opportunities not only allow the extension of the classroom beyond walls, but are aligned with our high expectations, create equity of access, and prepare students for their role beyond their Camas education.
1:World ImplementationWith the privilege of access comes the responsibility of access. To help make this transition successful for all, we ask that parents and students take time to read through the Policies, Best Practices and Assurance Program together, to create discussion about best practices for your individual home.
A copy of the policies and best practices must be signed by both students and parents, and returned to the student’s school before devices can be checked out.
Thank you for partnering in this endeavor!
Chromebook Q & A
Responsible Use Policies Please review the following document as a family to learn about the Camas School District's Responsible Use Policy. The return of this signed document is a requirement prior to distribution of the district-supplied Chromebook.
Assurance ProgramThe Chromebook Assurance Program is optional and provides an inexpensive solution for families to lessen the financial burden if an accident or theft occurs. While the insurance is not mandatory, the return of the signed form is required before a Chromebook is issued.