Planning

The success of this initiative will be the result of all the planning and preparation that has lead up to the distribution of student devices. The planning process started many years ago and will continue as we look to support this initiative in the future. (Interactive Timeline)
  • 2009 - Initial conversations and planning for network upgrades to support an initiative in the future
  • 2010 - Present - Upgrades and preparation of the network
  • 2011 - Discussions with Cabinet, Administrators, District Technology Committee and School Board. The planning did not focus on the technical aspects, but more on the infusion of technology into the classrooms and having the appropriate curriculum and instruction in place to take advantage of the technology.
  • 2011 - Adopted Google Apps For Education domain for teachers and students
  • 2011 - 2012 - Replaced teacher workstations with laptops
  • Spring 2012 - Revised Acceptable Use Policy for district and created a "kids friendly version" for elementary buildings to use
  • 2012 - 2013 School Year - Piloted different devices and received feedback. 
  • 2012 - 2013 School YearGroups of teachers and administrators took trips to schools already involved in a 1:1 initiative and participated in Regional 1:1 Conferences at AEA267 and the State 1:1 Conference in Des Moines.
  • May 2013 - Updated the 5 year District Technology Plan
  • June 2013 - Created and hired for Coordinator of Instructional Technology and development of Building Instructional Technology Leaders
  • September 2013 - Pilot a Chromebook cart at each elementary
  • November 2013 - 2:1 Chromebook to Student ratio in grades 3-6
  • January 2014 - 1:1 Chromebook to Student ratio in grades 10-12
  • Fall 2014 - 1:1 Chromebook to Student ratio in grades 7-9 and 3:1 Tablet to Student ratio in grades PK-2