CASD Student & Parent/Guardian 1:1 Handbook & Expectations
The vision and ultimate goal of the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) is to create an environment where students can use technology to foster critical thinking, support the curriculum, and improve problem solving, communication, and collaboration inside and outside of the classroom. As part of this vision, the District has created a 1:1 technology initiative with a focus on at-home internet access. The 1:1 program will give students access to personalized learning that supports the district's technology plan. The 1:1 technology initiative will enable teachers and students to continue to work towards creating student-centered personalized learning environments. This type of learning environment may consist of a blended approach of traditional teaching techniques and digital learning. Students will take greater control of their own learning and teachers will mentor them through this process.
The CASD will issue each student in Kindergarten through 12th grade a Chromebook to use at school and at home throughout the school year. In addition, each student will receive a T-Mobile hotspot with 2 gigs of data per month. The hotspot provides portable access to internet service and educational materials at home, after school, and on the go. The devices the district has for this program are Chromebooks, selected for their ease of use, portability, and durability. The Chromebooks are CASD property and parents/legal guardians and students are expected to share an annual cost for accidental damage/loss coverage. Teachers will continue to receive ongoing professional development to identify and promote best practice teaching strategies in a 1:1 classroom. Our program at the CASD has drawn upon and incorporated best practices of successful 1:1 programs from around the nation.
The Coatesville Area School District's Student & Parent/Guardian 1:1 Handbook & Expectations can be viewed by clicking the link below. Please note that Permission Form and TIF Reminder will need to be returned to your child's advisory teacher in order to receive a chromebook.