Committee of teachers, principals and technology staff formed to research 1:1 programs and visit schools already doing these things.
"Digital Curriculum Integration Specialist" position created
The committee determined that ongoing and extensive professional development would be necessary to the success of these initiatives. The addition of a new district-wide position was approved by the school board and hiring proceedings began.
Rachel Porter begins as D.C.I.S.
Rachel Porter leaves the classroom to begin serving in full-time professional development.
Pilot Teachers Selected
Ten teachers spanning grades 2-12 and multiple subject areas were selected to lead the transition from print to digital.
1:1 Deployment, Grades 2-12
Two-day rollout of DakTech netbooks to students in grades 2-12.
Research & Planning
October 2011 - December 2011
Pre 1:1 Professional Development
January 2012 - May 2012
Teachers receive training in different digital curriculum tools and processes to prepare them for next year's 1:1 environment.
Parent Informational Meetings
March 2012 - May 2012
Three informational meetings were held to inform parents about the reasons for going 1:1, what is meant by "digital curriculum" and the policies regarding cost and liability.
Pilot Teacher Summer Training
June 2012 - August 2012
Pilot teachers spend two summer work days curating curriculum and finding digital resources to replace current print materials.