1:1 Chromebook Initiative

2018 - 2019

Grades 7 - 12

For the 2018­-2019 school year, Walpole Public Schools announces the expansion of the 1:1 Chromebook Program for all students in Grades 7 through 12. This initiative is guided by our Digital Literacy Vision Statement:

Through continued and evolving access to digital resources, students are empowered to personalize their learning to master essential content and 21st century skills, both in and outside the classroom. Through the transformative use of technology, Walpole Public Schools creates an interconnected educational community to actively explore and design solutions to real-world matters.

The District Strategic Plan Mission Statement includes a number of guiding beliefs that support this initiative, including ‘it is our responsibility to prepare our students to be successful members of a global society’, ‘it is our responsibility to provide students with opportunities to develop skills, broaden their interests, and make informed decisions’, ‘it is our duty to embrace new technology and give students the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century’, and ‘it is our responsibility to provide an environment that engages and motivates students and staff to learn’.. In addition, the District Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives include:

Equip students with 21st Century skills (technology, problem-solving, critical thinking creativity, and effective communication), preparing them for a complex global society.

Develop and implement curricula aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum frameworks and state and national standards, that integrate the Digital Literacy standards (ISTE and MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards).

Utilize student data to inform instruction and maximize student growth

Expand use of digital learning resources to maximize student achievement, curriculum delivery, communication and assessments.

Provide adequate physical and human resources to deliver and support digital learning environments.

Through the Chromebook 1:1 Initiative, our goal is to move students and teachers towards this vision and meet our objectives.. The Chromebooks, combined with Google Apps for Education (G-Suite), will give students the technology tools necessary to communicate, collaborate, create and publish their work in a 21st century learning environment. It will provide them with opportunities to show the relevance and interconnectedness of their knowledge and skills; and allow faculty to use instructional approaches such as blended learning and project based learning to engage students and extend learning experiences into the global community. The Chromebooks will become one of the tools to help support critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and research in our classrooms.

On these web pages is information about the device, insurance information, FAQs and most importantly, the forms that must be completed and submitted to the district.