1:1 (One to One) Tech Initiative
Avon Grove is on its way to providing each student in grades 6 through 12 with Chromebooks, in an initiative known in the education world as “1:1” (one to one, meaning one computer or tablet for each student.) Last school year was year one of this initiative, as the district aligns itself again with the top performing districts in the nation.
Last year's students in grades 7 and 8 at Fred S. Engle Middle School received the first of the Chromebooks. This year's students in grade 6 at Avon Grove Intermediate School and grade 9 at Avon Grove High School will receive them, and year three of the program (2018-19 school year) will complete the implementation by providing Chromebooks to grades 10-12 at AGHS.
Students and parents have been very pleased with the program, and we will continue to expand training to our staff to maximize the potential this program offers.
Here are the top five reasons why a 1:1 technology initiative improves learning and teaching:
- Equalizes student access to technology
- Increases engagement for students and teachers
- Customizes and differentiates teaching and learning
- Increases executive functioning skills for students
- Better prepares students for college and career
The program comes with a $50 annual fee and there are options available to families with financial need.