The Vision Statement for Danvers Public Schools for 2018 incorporates several technology integration goals including “up-to-date instructional space that incorporates current technology that enhances student engagement and learning in all schools.” It also looks to create “schools that are dynamic learning environments where research-based instruction is facilitated by talented, committed educators who set high expectations and are experts in content and pedagogy” and has “educators working collaboratively to implement rigorous, well-aligned curricula and assessment; diverse teaching and learning strategies; and current technologies to achieve goals and address challenges for student learning”.
Through the Chromebook One to One Initiative at HRMS, our goal is to move students and teachers towards this vision. The Chromebooks, combined with Google Apps for Education, will give students the technology tools necessary to communicate, collaborate, create and publish their work in a 21st century learning environment. It will provide them with opportunities to show the relevance and interconnectedness of their knowledge and skills; and allow faculty to use instructional approaches such as blended learning, the flipped classroom model, and project-based learning to engage students. The Chromebooks will become one of the tools to help support critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and research in our classrooms.