Southwest Parke Schools - 1:1 and Print-to-Digital Journey

This timeline will show our progression through a 1:1 computer initiative and a transition from print resources to digital in a blended learning environment.


Digital Curriculum Committee Formed

October 2011

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

November 2011

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.

January 2012

Rachel Porter leaves the classroom to begin serving in full-time professional development.

Pilot Teachers Selected

February 2012

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

August 2012

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.

Achieve 3000 Training & Implementation

August 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012