Instructional Technology (1-to-1)
Instructional Technology through the Springfield City School District is the tailoring of teaching and learning to the needs of the individual student. The essential elements to create an effective personalized learning environment for all students are:
- Flexible learning (anytime/anywhere)
- Redefine teachers’ roles and expand "teacher"
- Project-based, authentic learning
- Student-driven learning path
- Mastery/competency-based progression/pace
In an accelerated 1-to-1 teaching and learning environment, each participating student is provided access to a personal computing device on a direct and continuous basis throughout the school day, and beyond, if possible. 1-to-1 computing simply means: Anytime, anywhere technology for every student. Devices can be tailored to individual needs allowing each student more control over his/her learning.
The Springfield City School District will put more focus on personalized learning. Moving toward a new 21st Century learning environment cannot be achieved without using technology. As part of the Instructional Technology plan, the district will implement a one device to one student (or 1-to-1) approach for further enrichment in the classroom.
This will not all happen at once. In January of 2015, the plan started only in our 3rd, 7th, and 8th grade classrooms. During this process, the effectiveness of the device and the overall classroom instruction was evaluated for future implementation at additional grade levels.
Technology further enables our focus on customized learning for students at their own pace.
Technology is an educational equalizer, giving all students ongoing, immediate access to information.
Combined with our collaboration with teachers, businesses, and parents, as well as our traditional courses, technology enhances our modern approach toward educating students for tomorrow.
Parent Technology Events (Middle School & High School)
In order to prepare for the rollout of laptop devices for all SHS students in grades 10-12, SHS is hosting several mandatory 1:1 Parent Technology Events between November 2015 and January 2016. Parents/Guardians are required to attend one of these meetings in order for your student to receive his/her laptop.
All three SCSD Middle Schools (Hayward, Roosevelt, and Schaefer) hosted two Parent Technology Events in 2014. This year, for incoming 7th and 8th grade students, these same Parent Technology Events were held during orientation.
Springfield High School hosted two Parent Technology Events for incoming 9th graders. Students and parents had an opportunity to review the laptop devices each student will be using in the classroom, as well as ask questions, share any feedback, and provide necessary input.
Both Middle School & High School staff at each building discussed student access to these devices, classroom curriculum, student responsibility, and digital workflow. Time during each Parent Technology Event was dedicated to technology related questions and support.
If you were unable to attend one of the Parent Technology Events, contact your school’s main office for questions or to setup an appointment to learn more. Staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding 1:1 instructional technology.
3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, and 9-12th grade students now have technology available to them every single day of the school year. Each student has been assigned a device and will be responsible for the device, just like a textbook.
Student Policy/Signature Agreement Forms (PreK - 6th & 7th - 12th)
The Student Policy/Signature Agreement Form must be signed by a Parent/Guardian before a student can be issued a laptop device. Forms wereavailable at each of the Parent Technology Events, you can download the Student Policy/Signature Agreement Form below, or you can pick one up at the main office in any of the SCSD Schools. NOTE - There is one form for PreK - 6th grade and one form for 7th - 12th grade.
Instructional Technology Plan(PDF -9.25 MB)FAQ - 1:1 Instructional Technology(PDF -304 KB)
Frequently Asked QuestionsSCSD Laptop Guidelines & Agreement Form (PreK - 6th)(PDF -148 KB)SCSD Laptop Guidelines & Agreement Form (7th - 12th)(PDF -282 KB)Parent Information Event - Springfield High School (9th Grade)(PDF -1.43 MB)
SHS Parent Info. Event - Postcard
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