This week has been an exciting one in the district, as teachers in all schools received their Chromebooks as part of the planned distribution defined in our Instructional Technology Plan. Over the course of several days, the Department of Technology and Innovation worked in each of our four schools, leaving 194 excited teachers in their wake–each with a new Chromebook fully configured and ready for them to use anytime and anywhere! One teacher in C.V. Starr who received her Chromebook yesterday commented, “Efficiently done. I was concerned about how long the process would take, but everyone was so helpful and the process was quick and painless.”
The process was very efficient, and it took teachers less than five minutes to provision their Chromebooks to the network, register the device, and head back to the teachers’ room. Team members John Castellano and Peter LaMoreaux coordinated the district-wide efforts, and were assisted by professionals in each school. Their work was well received, The Department of Technology and Innovation used a feedback survey to help refine the process and prepare for the distribution next week of more than 825 Chromebooks to high school students and another 750 in the middle school the following week. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and teachers also provided suggestions for improvements that we are implementing to ensure we are properly perceived as resources in service to students and teachers.