BCMS parents invited to 1:1 information event


Brownstown Central Middle School sixth-graders have been selected to pilot the school corporation’s technology 1:1 device initiative for the third trimester.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, an information night for parents of sixth-graders will be conducted in the gymnasium at the school, 520 W. Walnut St., Brownstown.

As it relates to the context of education, 1:1 computing refers to the provision that allows each student access to the internet and digital curriculum materials and textbooks through the use of a personal electronic device. For Brownstown, the device will be an assigned Chromebook.

During the meeting, parents will learn about the benefits of 1:1 devices, routines, rules, acceptable use, care, carrying cases and the daily student transport of Chromebooks to and from school, breakage, cautions and cost. They also will be allowed to ask questions.

Sixth-graders will be bringing home their school-assigned Chromebook for the first time Feb. 18, which is the start of the third trimester.

Although the pilot is for sixth-graders, any middle school parent interested in learning more about what all students will experience in August is invited to attend the meeting.

School officials said many decisions are being made as it relates to the initiative, and preparations are currently underway to ensure a successful pilot. What they learn throughout the third trimester pilot will help the corporation rollout (grades 5 through 12) to start the 2020-21 school year.

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