SAU3 One-to-One Program

  • To start the 2016-2017 school year, Berlin Public Schools finished its District-wide,  one-to-one Chromebook initiative. Every student from Kindergarten to twelfth grade was provided with their own Chromebook. Please see our one-to-one philosophy below for more information. 

    One­-to-­One Initiative Philosophy
    A one­-to-­one initiative is a partnership with students, parents, teachers, and the community to
    challenge and engage each child by providing quality educational programs and support services in order to reach his/her highest potential. The one­-to-­one initiative empowers teachers and students to engage in learning the district’s curriculum through traditional and digital materials. One-­to-­one devices allow our students and teachers access to a variety of resources at all achievement levels, participate in differentiated learning activities, and develop unique learning products that demonstrate their understanding of the curriculum objectives. Our vision is that students will develop the skills they need to succeed in a media­centric, global society.

    Our teachers will be groundbreaking pioneers and visionary leaders in their schools and communities. Pioneering leaders model good practices in their ability to use today's tools and technologies productively, understand how to access, evaluate, and use information effectively, and commit to be active collaborators in our global society.

    Mission Statement
    The overall mission of the Berlin Public Schools is to prepare graduates to be active, life­long learners who participate constructively in the civic, economic, educational and cultural growth of their continually changing, information-­based local and global communities.

    Purpose Statement
    In the 21st century, understanding and using technology is an integral part of virtually every aspect of daily life. It is the school system's responsibility to prepare students for this reality. Through this initiative, our students will be college and career ready with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful today and in the future.

    1:1 Initiative Goals and Objectives
    ● Access
    ● Collaboration
    ● Communication
    ● Creativity
    ● Critical Thinking
    ● Differentiation
    ● Digital Citizenship
    ● Global Awareness
    ● Immediate Feedback
    ● Opportunities

    Access -­ providing all students equal opportunities to use technological resources
    Collaboration ­- working with others to complete a task and achieve shared goals
    Communication -­ to express or exchange information, ideas, thoughts, feelings,
    intentions, and expectations to someone else through digital means
    Creativity ­- demonstrate a deeper understanding by utilizing skills, resources, and tools
    to draw conclusions and create knowledge through innovation and imagination
    Critical Thinking -­ learners use skills, resources, and tools to inquire, analyze, and gain
    knowledge, then apply this knowledge to new situations
    Differentiation -­ provide students with different avenues to learning
    Digital Citizenship -­ appropriate, ethical, and responsible behavior with regard to
    information and technology use
    Global Awareness ­- using technology to obtain knowledge and understanding of the
    Immediate Feedback ­- empowering students to have ownership of their learning through
    prompt analysis of work
    Opportunities ­- allowing for choices and possibilities to enrich learning

    Created on June 24, 2014