Goochland County

Deeper Learning with iPad 1:1 Initiative

Categories: Goochland County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Goochland is currently expanding its 1:1 program (grades 4-7, division-wide) to grades 3-8 in SY 2016-17 and 3-12 in SY 2017-18. Our slower approach towards deployment helps leverage our resources to build capacity for a new instructional model built upon deeper learning. This design is focused on a project-based approach towards learning, utilizing a learning management platform to track student progress and provide individualized learning opportunities, in addition to providing students anytime/anywhere access to apps to practice skill development beyond the school day. Our program was recently featured in EdWeek online (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2016/02/redefining_learning_the_goochland_journey_towards_deeper_learning_anywhere_anytime.html) and was recognized by Apple as a Distinguished Program this past October. The iPads in student hands enable our teachers to make learning more efficient and to help students succeed using assessment and progress data.

Contact:

John G. Hendron
Director of Innovation & Strategy
jhendron@glnd.k12.va.us
(804) 615-0053