Posted: May 24, 2017
This news post was originally emailed as a letter to all Camas School District families on May 23, 2017.
Thanks to the strong tech levy support from our community, every student in grades 3-12 will have access to a Chromebook this fall—this state of being is also known as 1:1, but in Camas it’s 1:World.
The tech levy passage, the positive student impact from our 1:World pilot this year in grades 5, 6, and 9, and an innovative leasing program means that all students in grades 3-12 will have access to Chromebooks this fall.
Before the levy passed, our plan was to deploy Chromebooks to two grades each year for four years. This schedule is now accelerated, and in September, students in grades 6-12 will be issued Chromebooks as part of a take-home model. Students in grades 3-5 will be provided a cart of Chromebooks for every classroom.
Our youngest students have not been forgotten. As we deploy Chromebooks at the upper grades, iPad carts will be available in every library for multimedia projects. The remaining iPad carts will be redistributed for grades K-2.
While many districts refer to their 1:1 program, we refer to ours as 1:World. We want to focus beyond equity in access to devices, looking at how we can leverage opportunities and possibilities that truly transform learning and amplify the positive work currently happening.
Further details about dates, supports, and learning opportunities will be available as we get closer. For now, the goal is to get the word out!
- Student Support page for Chromebooks—bit.ly/camaschrome
- The image below represents grade levels newly receiving devices in orange, and grades that already have devices in green.
Distribution by grade level:
- Grades 6-12—each student will be assigned a Chromebook that they can take home every night as well as over the summer.
- Grades 3-5—each classroom will have its own Chromebook cart.
- Grades K-2—each grade level will have iPad access.
More information will be sent to families as details are finalized.