A1:1 classroom is a 21st century learning environment where each students has a computer and its use is integrated into daily practice. This creates a vivid experience where students learn through the use of technological tools that enhance achievement and provide diverse connections to the community and the world
Envision a classroom where…
Technological tools become a part of the learning environment, along with the teaching of conventional skills.
The role of the teacher has evolved and become one of an instructor, mentor, and facilitator, building the student's discovery of knowledge.
Students are taught the responsible use of technological tools and to safely navigate the online world. The district provides, as well, the best available content filter and web security.
Students take ownership for their learning.
Learning is differentiated, allowing students to work with content according to ability level, interests, and learning style.
Students participate in project/inquiry-based learning as they develop higher-level thinking skills.
Students build a real-world, global learning community where they connect through educational, secure social networking.
Collaboration takes place within and beyond the classroom walls, empowering students to develop problem solving skills.
Enthusiastic learners are encouraged on their path to life-long learning.
To prepare our students to thrive in a world where technology skills, critical thinking, and global competence will be more important than ever, we must provide them with an engaged classroom environment. The 1:1 classroom is preparing our East Grand Rapids students to be independent, life long learners and to navigate successfully in a global community.