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A digital learning environment

Are you familiar with these terms? Digital learning environment, 1 to 1 initiativecampus network infrastructure, deployment of laptops, and iLearn program.

These are terms CA is excited to embrace for Fall 2011. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with these terms because we will all learn about them together over the next few months. They are important to know as CA is embarking on a new digital learning path and for the record… I couldn’t be more excited!

Clarksville Academy will begin following a digital learning environment model for classroom instruction.

A digital learning environment is made possible when following the 1:1 model where each student has a laptop.  CA has elected to embrace this learning style beginning next year for our students.   Prior to the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year we will deploy approximately 200 MacBooks to our 9th through 12th grade students.  Another 60 MacBook Pros will go to the administrators and faculty so that they can fully integrate technology into instruction.  And finally, 25 iMacs will create a new lab on campus for training our K-8 students how to use technology to think creatively, make informed decisions, manage and build projects and conduct research.

A critical part of making a program addition of this magnitude successful is having the network infrastructure, hardware, software, staff and support in place.  Our school has been fortunate to have a board appointed technology committee, that has given many hours to work with Cara Miller and myself to ensure that calculated, purposeful decisions were made.

There is a true excitement in the air surrounding the launch this new 1 to 1 initiative program.

Students are excited about having their own laptops, teachers are excited about all the new possibilities this opens up in the classroom and parents can rest assured that their child will continue to receive the skills necessary they need to compete in a global society. You won’t want to miss a second of this exciting journey with us, so log-in now and subscribe to this blog for frequent updates about campus.

Kay Drew