Limitless Learning InitiativeLimitless Learning: 1:1++ is a curriculum technology initiative for Valley View School District students. The defining intent of a 1:1++ student computer device initiative is to provide an additional tool to meet the mission of our District: To empower ALL learners to be college and career ready and to develop, grow, and achieve as productive citizens. “1:1” refers to the concept of one device for every student. The first “+” encompasses a baseline level of technology, in addition to 1:1 devices for students. The second “+” refers to the staff needed to support the implementation of devices as embedded technology in classroom instruction and assessment.A successful 1:1++ implementation at Valley View School District would ensure that all students and staff have access to resources and devices to meet their educational/professional goals. All devices should meet the needs of the organization - new and existing devices are utilized effectively and efficiently, and end-of-life devices are recycled in a safe and secure manner. The Infrastructure, including network, data, policies, procedures and communication, is robust enough to facilitate a successful support structure.
Who Will Be Impacted and When?
Additionally, beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Instructional Specialists will work with the Curriculum Department to assist educators in incorporating more digital learning into current practices.What Technology Are We Using?
- For the 2016-17 school year, 7th and 8th Grade Students will be assigned a Chromebook to use throughout the school day, in any or all of their classes.
- For the 2017-18 school year, all students in grades 6-12+ will be assigned a Chromebook to use throughout the school day and these devices will also be able to go home with the students. 4th and 5th grade classrooms will have carts in every classroom with a chromebook for every student to use while in class, but these will not go home with students.
Chromebooks are fast and lightweight, have 6+ hours of battery life, and are relatively inexpensive compared to other devices. They are used primarily for working with internet-based resources, such as Google Apps for Education, but also can be used off-line for a variety of tasks.Click here to learn more about what devices are used in our district.
A Day in the Life of a Limitless Learner
What does a day in the life of a VVSD student and educator look like? Take a look at the amazing things happening in classrooms during our Limitless Learning implementation!