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BYOD iPads 2019
On Wednesday night, we shared some amazing data pertaining to our 2018 BYOD iPad pilot with the P&C. We shared some amazing work samples and feedback from our class visits as well as feedback from Anna Pohl, Business Development Executive, Education, Apple. The impressive feedback is that the iPads are being integrated to enhance learning and not being used as an add on. Our focus with our Pedagogy Coach (Mr Scott Ward) has been on how we can use iPads to support the teaching of reading and the seamless way the students and teachers are now using them as a tool to support learning is extraordinary. We also shared the survey data from the students and parents in the pilot. The results of the survey were very promising with 90% of parents satisfied or very satisfied that the BYOD iPad Pilot is positively impacting on their child’s learning and 98% of students saying the iPads have helped them with their learning.
We are excited to announce that we are expanding the pilot in 2019. We have decided to base this on expressions of interest from the parents and teachers. We have already requested interest from teachers currently not in the pilot and have an additional 16 teachers interested. We have already started the professional development needed with these teachers to set them up for success in 2019. Next term, we will call for expression of interest from families that would like their child in a BYOD class for 2019. The number of classes per year level will be determined by the amount of interested families. More information about the EOI will be communicated next term. In the meantime, interested families are welcome to visit our website and become familiar with the 2018 pilot. We plan to run some information session next term to both showcase the 2018 successes and the 2019 model. Once again, thankyou to everyone involved in this pilot. We are very excited by the opportunities this is giving us to prepare of wonderful students to be digitally literate and 20th century learners.