MPS Teacher Laptop Pilot Program

  • Moore Public Schools is excited to provide 50 high school teachers from each site the opportunity to apply for a brand new Dell touchscreen laptop to use for the 2019-2020 school year...and beyond!

     

    The purpose of the teacher laptop pilot program is to gather data on device management, functionality, and connectivity ahead of the district's 1:1 initiative scheduled to begin in the 20/21 school year. Participants will be expected to integrate the laptop into their daily practices, provide feedback on their experiences, and take leadership roles at their respective sites as the district prepares to place laptops in the hands of every high school student. Participants must be able to attend learning sessions on June 10th & 11th.

    If you would like to participate in the pilot program, please complete the Teacher Laptop Pilot Program Application in Microsoft Forms. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers. We are looking for a wide range of experiences and abilities. The application deadline is March 30th, 2019. Completion of the application does not guarantee participation; all applicants will be notified of their participation status on April 15th. If you have a question about the pilot program or the application, please email edtech@mooreschools.com

FAQ

  • Why is the district conducting a laptop pilot?

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    The purpose of the teacher laptop pilot program is to gather data on device management, functionality, and connectivity ahead of the district's 1:1 initiative scheduled to begin in the 20/21 school year.  Participants will be expected to integrate the laptop into their daily practices, provide feedback on their experiences, and take leadership roles at their respective sites as the district prepares to place laptops in the hands of every high school student.

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  • Will there be other trainings this summer if I cannot make the June 10th-11th dates?

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    Not this summer. We are planning to have at least three additional trainings next spring and summer (2020).

     

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  • Who is participating in the program?

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    During the 19/20 school year, approximately fifty high school classroom teachers at each high school in the district are piloting the Dell 3190 2-in-1 laptops. There will also be one class of students at each high school site that will pilot the laptops for the entire 19/20 school year. 

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  • Will teacher pilot participants keep the device beyond the pilot period?

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    Yes. Once the pilot period is completed, participants will continue using the device for school related business including taking it out of the classroom to plan, grade, and create learning activities. 

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  • When does the 1:1 student device initiative begin?

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    At the beginning of the 20/21 school year, high school students in the district will be issued a laptop computer that they can use at school and at home. All policies and procedures surrounding the 1:1 initiaitve are being finalize and will be availabe for teacher/parent/student/community review well ahead of the rollout start date. 

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  • Why is the district issuing laptops to high school students?

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    Like every decision made by the district, the move to a 1:1 student to device ratio is motivated by our desire to increase student achievement and prepare students to excel in the various paths they will pursue after graduation. This initiative is one strand in a comprehensive plan to ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills to adapt to quickly changing academic landscapes and compete in job markets that demand digital savvy and technological know-how.

     

     A 1:1 environment will mean a significant shift in the ways teachers and students instruct and learn. A MPSONE teacher certification program that will include classroom management best practices and technology integration strategies, in conjunction with student trainings and Parent Universities that cover internet safety and digital citizenship, will help ensure a smooth transition.

     

    Students’ laptops will serve as tools that enable them to collaborate with teachers and peers; access, evaluate, and organize unprecedented amounts of information; communicate with the world; and apply the knowledge they construct in the classroom to the creation and publication of academic projects and ideas.

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