To achieve the goals of the Design for Excellence 2020 strategic plan, Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) continues the plan for its next school year to provide students with daily access to technology. This will increase anywhere, anytime learning and strengthen their focus on college and career readiness. Classrooms will look different in coming years. The school leaders have been told by leaders in higher education and leaders in business that this is a must.
The anywhere, anytime learning initiative began in the fall of 2014 when Chesterfield County Public Schools provided about 14,000 Chromebooks to middle school students. In addition to using the computers throughout the school day, students took them home so they could learn anytime, anywhere. After high school students receive Chromebooks this fall, this initiative will have placed 32,000 Chromebooks into the hands and homes of Chesterfield students. This is a huge step forward with blended learning
During the first years of secondary implementation, CCPS will determine the most appropriate technology integration model for elementary schools. In the meantime, when the state approves Chromebooks for SOL testing, they plan to redistribute the laptop carts and many of the new lab computers from middle and high schools to elementary schools.
Student computers are a powerful tool that will directly contribute to achieving the results outlined in the Design for Excellence 2020. The school system plans to increase access to student computers within the scope of the approved budget and capital improvement plan. This initiative will help students succeed academically as they prepare for college and careers.