1:1 Student Learning

What is 1:1 - Leveraging Technology for Learning?

Today, students need communication, collaboration, creativity and information-gathering skills to succeed. Research shows that jobs demand these 21st-century skills, which our students will learn through 1:1.

We are creating more student-centered classrooms, where teachers act as facilitators and students take ownership of their learning and gain deeper knowledge.

2016 Summer SchoolTechnology is a tool that helps us accomplish these goals, so 1:1 involves increased technology access from preschool through 12th grade. This includes a one-to-one laptop initiative from fifth through
12th grade and increased access to digital tools in the younger grades.

How will we know if 1:1 is successful?
Although the public often looks at test scores alone, in Park Hill, this is just one small element of how we will measure the success of 1:1. Looking at our four key measures, we can see that last year’s 1:1 pilot was a success:

  • 21st Century Learning Skills
    Both teachers and students from the pilot reported that classroom roles changed, with teachers spending more time facilitating learning instead of lecturing and students spending more time creating, collaborating and problem solving. 

  • Engagement
    Teachers, students and parents reported that 1:1 classrooms were more engaging. Students were so excited about their learning that they created their own homework to find more information and asked to stay in from recess to continue their work.

  • Technology Skills
    Students not only learned about technology tools through their projects and assignments, they also learned technology problem-solving skills and transferred their skills to new technologies.

  • Academic Achievement
    Although Park Hill’s communication arts and math scores grew for all students last year, they grew more for students in the 1:1 pilot.