The integration of technology in the classroom is a priority for supporting student success and the promotion of innovative learning environments at the Lambton Kent District School Board. As the LKDSB is currently facing financial challenges related to the purchase of hardware to support the Technology Enriched Learning Plan (TELP), the LKDSB is looking to gather input from parents and guardians of students in Grades 6-10 to inform the future of the TELP iPad program. To complete the survey, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JZKTXJS
Currently, the LKDSB provides students in Grades 7-9 with iPads to support their learning. During its five years of implementation to date, the LKDSB has distributed 14,000 iPads and supported staff professional development to encourage further integration of technology in the classroom.
However, the Ministry of Education has greatly reduced its funding for hardware costs related to Technology Enriched Learning. As such, the LKDSB is facing difficult decisions and exploring options regarding the future of the TELP iPad program. One of the options under discussion is a 2-1 model which means there will be one iPad available for every two students in a classroom. Under this model, students will have access to iPads only while they are at school. In order to continue the 1-to-1 iPad program, LKDSB is also considering a model that would involve parents/guardians providing a financial contribution to purchase the iPad, however the LKDSB would continue to own the device and offer technical support.
We want to hear from parents and guardians of students in Grades 6-10 regarding the future of TELP and the iPad program. Please complete the following short survey. Your input will help inform LKDSB Senior Administration on its decisions regarding the future of this program.
Click here to begin the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JZKTXJS