Welcome to BYOD @ EMS
In an effort to further integrate technology into our students' learning in line with our building strategic plan at Eagleview, we would like to increase the opportunities that students have to learn by making computers an integral part of their learning with daily dedicated access to technology. We are proud to be one of Academy District 20's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD: A Personalized Learning Initiative) Pilot schools.
We started our BYOD program with the 8th grade class of 2015-2016. During the summer and fall of 2015, 8th grade teacher representatives from each team participated in training offered by the District and here at EMS to prepare for this pilot. Starting second semester (January 2016), we required that all 8th grade students have a wirelesss laptop/netbook/tablet device they can bring to school each day and use in classrooms.
We implemented BYOD with the 7th grade class of 2016-17 following the same model--students brought devices in January of 2017. We will implement with 6th grade in January of 2018. As our current 6th grade students will be 7th graders in August, they will start the school year in the fall of 2017 with BYOD devices.
Our required BYOD Implementation Timeline:
- January 2016--8th grade students bring devices
- August 2016--8th grade students bring devices
- January 2017--7th grade students bring devices
- August 2017--7th & 8th grade students bring devices
- January 2018--6th grade students bring devices.
Of course, students are welcome to bring personal devices prior to these deadlines.