Technology & Media Services
205 Rumely Street LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-324-0880 Fax: 219-324-6545

Director: Mrs. Gloria Ballard

The Learning Initiative

In the 2017-18 school year, the La Porte Community School Corporation will begin a new learning initiative called “One to World Learning”. This initiative is focused on a belief that our students are entering an ever-changing world where they will need to solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, take initiative and be adaptable.

Our district has long understood the value of technology as a means of expanding and enhancing both teaching and learning. By providing Chromebooks for every high school student in grades 9 through 12, we are exposing each student to a world of information, giving them 24/7 access to a powerful learning tool, and supporting a more personalized and collaborative learning environment.

We believe that this initiative is an investment in our students designed to prepare them for college and careers in our global society.

Middle School Textbook Adoption Digital Learning – Our Roadmap

The One to World Learning initiative is an outreach of our “textbook adoption digital learning initiative” begun at the middle schools in 2014.  We combined our English/Language Arts and Reading textbook adoption with a plan to provide 30-station chromebook carts for each English and Reading classroom at Kesling and Boston Middle Schools. A staff development plan was designed and implemented to provide ongoing training for educators to integrate the new technology into their curriculum and daily instruction.

The success of this initial step paved the way for the expansion of this program at both middle schools and to the high school in 2015 and 2016. As a result, this digital learning initiative has placed chromebook carts in all middle school academic classrooms and all language arts, social studies, and math classrooms at the high school.  As a result, all students at the middle schools and those students enrolled in language arts, social studies, and math at the high school are using these digital tools to improve communications, improve productivity and enhance and enrich the curriculum.

One to World Learning in 2017

In the Fall of 2017, we will embark on our One to World Learning initiative. We will move the existing chromebook carts from the high school to our elementary schools.  Every student in grades 9-12 will be assigned a chromebook and carrying case to be used both at school and at home throughout their high school careers.

Additional information and specifics related to the LPCSC “One to World Learning” initiative can be found on this site.

 

One to World Learning - A La Porte Community School Corporation Learning Initiative