“Technology in the classroom is vital for equipping our students with the 21st century skills they need to excel in our globally competitive world,” said Dr. Gregory O’Brien, Superintendent. “While technology will never take the place of a skilled teacher and good teaching, Digital Literacy is now a requirement for college and career success. The Digital Learning Initiative will enable greater collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills for our students.”
CVUHSD teachers who implement one-to-one in their classroom will be provided Professional Learning to support the management of student devices in the classroom, effective use of technology for learning, and digital lesson design.
Students will be trained on the necessary care and maintenance of their computer, and how to behave safely and appropriately online. They will also receive instruction on Digital Literacy to improve their computer and software skills. Parents will be provided information and tools to support their student’s effective and safe use of their laptop at home.
The success of the one-to-one initiative is highly dependent on a network that supports uninterrupted, fast Wi-Fi connections in all classrooms, and reliable content filtering both on and off campus. The district’s IT Department has taken many steps to safeguard the initiative and will continue working hard to ensure a successful rollout.
This year, the district implemented a pilot program with 25 teacher “Piloteers” to test a class set of Chromebooks and Canvas, the District’s learning management system. The pilot program provided the needed groundwork in order to rollout the initiative next school year.
CVUHSD is eager to implement the new one-to-one Digital Learning Initiative with the goal of preparing our students for success in college, career, and life in the 21st Century.