Technology Investment Supports Learning
The room was set. Tubs and boxes filled with brightly colored plastic pieces sat at each table. Snacks, note pads and pencils were plentiful. The facilitator was ready. The teachers arrived, some with apprehension lining their faces and others gleeful like children in a toy store. Welcome to professional development for U-Design Primary in The School District of University City.
The District began its push for technology integration in 2015 with a 1:1 device initiative at the middle and high school. Students were provided with individual Chromebooks to support learning as part of the initiative. To support that effort, the District is investing in mobile hotspots to extend learning into homes without Internet access.