Overview of the 1:1 Initiative
Northern Lebanon School District is committed to the enhancement of our students’ education through our One-to-One (1-to-1) program. The 1-to-1 program is defined as a flexible and personalized educational program that integrates new instructional strategies and technology tools to transform classrooms from teacher-centric to student-centered learning environments focused on high academics and the integration of 21st century skills.
The key components of the 1-to-1 program include the expanding role of the classroom teacher, extensive use of a learning management system, and the use of dedicated student computing devices. Teacher roles are expanding to provide a blended approach of traditional and digital learning resources, while mentoring students on how to become self-regulated in their own learning. Mobile devices provide the anytime-anywhere access to learning that is needed for our students to become proficient, life-long learners. Student-centered instructional strategies like project-based learning, active inquiry, computer-based formative assessments, and blended learning are being used in the classroom.
Students in grades 1 through 12 will have a device assigned to them, much like a textbook. It is theirs to use for all schoolwork. They will take this device home every night, charge the battery at home, and bring it back to school every day. The iPad or Chromebook has all the software needed for their curriculum and learning goals, in addition to an internet filter that is active at both school and anywhere the students access the Internet.
Families do not have to pay a fee for their student’s in-school technology use; however, parents and guardians will be assessed fees to repair any damage caused to technology by their student. An optional insurance program can help reduce the repair costs for accidental damage that may occur. Enrolling in the insurance program should be completed by the end of the first month of enrollment each year. More information and insurance forms can be found on the website’s Forms section, under Technology Forms.