1:1 and BYOD
“For the first time in history, we're preparing kids for a future that we cannot clearly describe.” (David Warlick)
Make no mistake – the introduction of technology into learning and our schools profoundly transforms the realm of possibilities. Students are now able to identify fact-based content quickly, pull up hundreds or thousands of original source documents, interact with people across the globe on practically any topic, and create responses and interactions with the world that was just not possible in an analog and paper-based world. Sierra must embrace this shift and support our students in fully realizing the ever-expanding capabilities of technology-enhanced learning. But these new possibilities also bring new challenges. Our school must support students in learning how to navigate and engage in a digital world appropriately.
Understanding how technology systems work and how to manage one’s digital presence are now essential aspects of a well-rounded education.
Sierra has had a bring your own device program for students in grades 4/5. This next school year, 5th graders will be required to pay a $50 tech fee (for the following four years) which will cover a Chromebook purchased through the district. Because of this change, we do not want parents to have to purchase a device for one year (4th gr). IF you have already purchased a device for your 4th grader, they can absolutely still bring it to school this year.
Sierra provides a mobile device for all students in grades 1-4 with the option of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for 4th grade - this year only. This is an exciting opportunity that allows for digital learning on a daily basis. Learn more about this on our 1:1 and BYOD pages. Paperwork and procedures for getting started are located there.