SchuyPad Initiative (1:1 iPads)
In 2013, Schuyler Community Schools, deployed the 1:1 iPad initiative code named "SchuyPad Nation." Students in grades 6-12 each have their own district issued SchuyPad. In addition, our elementary buildings have carts of shared SchuyPads bringing the total number of SchuyPads in the district to approximately 1,700.
The focus of the Mobile Device program at Schuyler Community School District is to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner. The SCS administration is staunch supporters of technology in education. They believe excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and one of the learning tools of these twenty-first century students is the use of Mobile Devices. The individual use of mobile device is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.
SCS district goals are to provide:
* Access to learning 24/7 (at school, after school, at home)
* Prepare students for college & workforce
* Personalized learning
* Provide 21st Century skills: creativity thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration
Questions? email Jeff Droge
June, 2012 – SCS district IT committee presented to the school board an iPad initiative for grades 8-12 and the proposal passed.
August 2012 – iPads to all Middle and High School staff. Professional development Day along with handout of IPads.
September 2012 – The Middle School and High School IT committees formed. Collaborated on the student mobile device policies, orientation topics, and iPad deployment models.
October 2012 – Our iPad initiative eventually took on the code name: SchuyPad (pronounced Sky-Pad).
February 2013 – Roll out of SchuyPads to our 8th graders as a pilot project.
August 2013 – Roll out of SchuyPads to High School students.
October 2015 -- Roll out of SchuyPads to Middle School students.