Part of building a successful learning program, digital or analog, is building partnerships within the entire school community (especially parents!). As the Connected Learning Initiative expands to cover all students in grades 6th through 12th, communication will be vital to success in the classroom and at home.
The district uses several methods for communication and feedback. A major method of dissemination is via email and Infinite Campus. This school year, families have received the following communications via email:
- July 15th, 2015 Announcing Connected Learning 6th-12th for 2015-16 from Randy Booker
- August 15th, 2015 Chromebook Update, Digital Discussions from Stephanie Griffin
- August, Chromebook Agreement Form from Stephanie Griffin
Based on feedback from last year, the district has built a website to house the latest information about the initiative. A parent’s section has information and links on several topics, including:
- Why 1:1 for Piedmont?
- 2014-15 Connected Learning Report
- Digital Discussion materials
- PUSD Responsible Use Policy
- Student Chromebook and Orientation Materials
- Connected Learning FAQs (updated!)
- Cyber-Citizenship and Tech info for Parents
Expect it to continue to grow and watch for links to it to appear on various district websites and even the district app! In case you missed anything so far this year, check out the Connected Learning website. Also consider attending one of our District Technology Advisory Committee meetings this year (9/28, 11/16, 2/29, 4/4) as we continue to focus on how to use technology effectively to support learning. One of the major focuses this year will be to create a new Instructional Technology Plan defining our goals for the next three years.