Coppell ISD is continuing to build, implement and sustain goals with digital learning through the implementation of various technologies. This year, we have had the opportunity to work closely with our Long Range Plan for Technology Committee in order to revisit our past, current and future goals for how we are implementing technologies in learning in Coppell ISD. As we look toward the future, we are continuing to focus on our overarching structures that support our educators with their lesson design and our learners in their day-to-day learning experiences.
We are excited about the upcoming year, as the district will be providing a new keyboard and Apple pencil with each iPad for 6th-12th grade learners. The addition of these tools will enable more opportunities for our learners to use various applications within the iPad for writing and creative engagement, while also allowing for the typing and writing component to be more readily available on these devices. New Tech High @ Coppell learners will continue with their current use of MacBooks. We also will be providing additional MacBook carts for departments and specific equipment for coding and Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses across our campuses.
As we go into the 2019-2020 school year, please know it is an expectation for all 6th-12th grade learners to bring their district issued device with them to school each day. This is similar to your child having a resource, such as a textbook, which they are required to bring each day. It also will be the responsibility of the learner to ensure the device comes to school charged and ready to use. While we will still have the flexibility for your child to bring their own personal device to school, the expectation is that they have their iPad with keyboard/pencil in order to ensure they are ready for the lesson design prepared by the educator each day.
Along with the expectation of learners bringing their district issued device to school each day, there will be a standard fee that each 6th-12th grade learner must pay. This fee will help with covering issues that learners and families have had in the past with broken devices, lag time for fixes and lost cords or chargers, as well as helping with our overall sustainability of devices in the district.
5 Reasons Why the School-Issued iPad is Required in the Classroom for all Students