Middle Schools Get More Computers

Middle Schools Get More Computers
Posted on 11/14/2017
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On November 2, 2017 the Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation to expand Chromebook availability to support student learning in our four middle schools.

Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. This integration will support students and teachers in creating transformative uses of technology while enhancing students' engagement with content and promoting self-directed learning. Providing students with individual devices is a way to empower students to learn at their full potential and transform from consumers of information to producers and owners of knowledge.

We feel this expansion will support the assurance our​ ​students can adapt to the challenges of the future through the access and utilization of technology for researching, creating and communicating information to make informed decisions as responsible, ethical global citizens.

Goals

  • To ensure students have “College and Career Readiness”
  • To improve access to technology at school
  • To increase communication and collaboration between students and teachers
  • To promote student learning and achievement in the classroom and beyond
  • To enable students to be responsible for their own learning

The first devices will be arriving in December 2017 and the expansion will be completed in January 2018. Unlike the high school where each student signs out a device for the year, these devices will be housed in classroom charging carts for easy accessibility. Students will not be bringing the devices home, they will be used in the classroom. This addition to classrooms will provide a tremendous opportunity to personalize learning for students and help develop future ready skills.

Sincerely,

Tina Plummer
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

Alicia Landers
Director Curriculum Technology

Paul Westbrook
Director of Technology Services

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