All students will have access to devices. Students in grades 2-12 will exist in an immediate take home model where each student is assigned a self-managed device that the student will use and maintain over an identified number of years. Students in younger grades will transition to this model as the classroom teachers sees fit. As we move to a more personalized model of flexible instruction and learning, the strength of a device designed for individual use, integration, and innovation is a perfect match for the goals of thenew educational paradigm the district embraces. In a self-managed model, one device is provided to each student by the School District of Waukesha. That device is the property of the School District of Waukesha and must be returned at the end of a refresh cycle.
In a self-managed model, the student (and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s)) can utilize the iPad as if it is their own. That means that the student has permission to update the apps and the device, to add new apps to it of their own choosing,to utilize a district provided email address on the device, to maintain a calendar on the device, and to utilize the iPad to maximize his/her own productivity and efficiency for educational purposes.
Staff members will receive both a laptop (for the primary workload) and a tablet device similar to student issue devices. This tool set will provide staff members with the tools needed to complete their important work. Just as with student devices, the staff will live and work in a self-managed model with a number of support mechanisms in place to assist staff when necessary.
To view our program overview publication, Waukesha One - Keys to Success, use one of the links below.
iBooks Version of Waukesha One - Keys to Success (formatted for reading on an iPad)
*Hint: To open in iBooks on an iPad, users should visit the link from the Safari browser (it will not open properly from Chrome browser on an iPad)