As a district we are embarking on a journey to enhance our inquiry-based environment so that students can create their own solutions, improve research skills and form their own opinions using technology.
Our plan is to provide our students an environment to enhance 21st century skills so they can develop and demonstrate critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration and communication.
Single greatest skill for our students moving forward will be adaptability.
WHAT WILL A 1:1 MODEL PROVIDE?
An opportunity for students to demonstrate critical thinking skills and exhibit creativity.
Presents a better opportunity to individualize learning (differentiation).
Demonstration of mastery of content in a variety of creative ways.
Increased collaboration and contact time between the teacher and other students.
Increased student engagement.
The opportunity for distance learning.
24/7 access to technology without the need to go somewhere else.
Affords opportunity for teachers and students to try new approaches and take educational risks in order to grow as learners and professionals.
EXPECTATIONS MOVING FORWARD
In 2016-2017, every Timberlane student will receive a Chromebook to use in all classes as well as to take home.
Our mission is to continue to implement pedagogy to enhance inquiry-based learning using technology as a tool.
For our learning community, it is about the learning...not the device.