Hi friends and colleagues,
Trinity Prep's one-to-one task force after months of consideration, research, surveys, and visits to several schools made the recommendation to the Administration and Board of Trustees that moving to a One-to-One is absolutely the right next step for our academically rigorous, college preparatory school.
Our recommendations were approved by our Board in May 2010. This year (2010-2011) we are focused on implementation planning. A key task will be to choose the model program that fits best for our school.
There has been LOTS of talk about a "bring your own" model. I was wondering whether you have an first or second hand knowledge of an outstanding school who has done an outstanding job implementing and supporting a "bring you own" model program in its school? We have already spoken and Skyped with The Harker School about their program.
We want to visit at least two of these schools to learn what the model looks like after it is fully implemented.
Another key question is whether a "netbook" can really meet the needs of a 1-to-1 initiative in the classroom?
I have attached a copy of the schools Recommendations and Timeline for those of you who too are working through this big decision.
Any direction or suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated.