District to expand 1:1 technology program to all 6th and 7th graders for the 2019-20 school year
For the upcoming school year, Broken Arrow Public Schools is expanding its one-to-one (1:1) computer program to include every sixth and seventh grade student. Each will be provided a personal Chromebook to use for assignments at school and at home.
These Chromebooks are paid for by instructional technology bond funds. Students will receive their computer at schedule pickup.
“Because our students in 8th through 12th grade have been utilizing the 1:1 program with great gains in student learning and engagement, we felt there was no better time to introduce the devices to all middle school students,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Digital Learning Facilitator Brandon Chitty said. “This success sparks continued growth to enhance teaching and learning through student 1:1 devices. We are excited to be able to offer our blended learning model to our sixth and seventh graders.”
The goals of the 1:1 initiative are to enhance student computer literacy, digital citizenship, global learning opportunities, and college and career readiness.
To give students and parents peace of mind, an insurance program has been established that covers repair and replacement for the student’s Chromebook as well as HelpDesk support. To purchase insurance and save time at schedule pickup, visit www.baschools.org/insurance.
To learn more about the 1:1 program, visit www.baschools.org/1to1.