Technology and Connectivity

TECHNOLOGY AND CONNECTIVITY

 

One to One

In support of remote learning, the district will make computer devices available to students and teachers who need them. We are a one to one technology district; therefore, every K-12 student and every teacher will have access to their own personal device. 

 

Access

Consistent and reliable access to high-speed internet at sufficient levels allows students and teachers to fully participate in remote/hybrid learning models. The district has conducted multiple surveys for students and parents since March 2020 to determine the internet connectivity for students and faculty. The district has communicated with teachers and families the proper steps to take if there are connectivity issues.  Currently, students can come to campus to utilize the internet if they do not have access at home.  Community hubs are also being identified as sites for free internet.  These communications have occurred via phone, website, and email.

The district will provide students and their families with multiple ways to contact schools and teachers during remote learning. Students and families will have access to a Tech Hotline. This hotline is manned by a dedicated individual who can help triage technology related issues.  

We will use existing internal and external communications channels to notify staff, students and families/caregivers about in-person, remote and hybrid school schedules with as much advance notice as possible. Information relative to remote and hybrid school schedules will be sent to students and families through the School Messenger Platform. The School Messenger Platform has the functionality to contact families through several ways: Robo Call, pre-recorded message to a dedicated phone line and through email. Additionally, all communication relative to remote and hybrid learning will be posted on our school website on a dedicated page. Students and families will receive communication relative to the location of this information.

Professional Development will be provided for principals and teachers to design effective remote/online learning experiences utilizing best practices for instruction in remote online settings. Students and parents will receive training on the utilization of Microsoft Teams.

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