Transforming teaching and learning to prepare students for the future
FCPS is embarking on a new journey to enhance learning through FCPSOn, a 1-to-1 digital transformation.
FCPSOn is intended to extend student learning and ensure that students have equal opportunity to develop Portrait of a Graduate attributes by providing them with opportunities to control the time, place, path, and pace of their learning through meaningful learning experiences.
When you hear about 1:1 technology, it means there will be one device for each student to use for learning. Students will have access to the device at school, and in some schools and grade levels, students will also be able to take their device home. Individual schools will provide more information about grade levels that are bringing devices home.
The FCPS Strategic Plan Ignite includes 1:1 as a component of the Student Success goal. Providing a device to students moves the district significantly closer to achieving that goal. We also know that a properly implemented 1:1 program can have a significant impact on student success because it increases a teacher’s ability to personalize student learning.
The first phase of FCPSOn will begin in 2016-17 school year at all the schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid:
- Chantilly HS
- Franklin MS
- Rocky Run MS
- Brookfield ES
- Greenbriar East ES
- Greenbriar West ES
- Lees Corner ES
- Oak Hill ES
- Poplar Tree ES
Learning to use technology responsibly, or being a good digital citizen, is an important aspect of FCPSOn. Digital citizenship is described as the norms of appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology. It includes having an understanding of the positive and negative impacts technology use can have on yourself or others. Teachers are incorporating information about digital citizenship throughout their instruction. Creating an awareness of digital citizenship helps teachers and parents talk about what all users should know regarding appropriate technology use.
FCPS provides an array of technology resources to ensure students experience a digitally rich learning environment that meets their instructional needs.
The school division works to ensure that every student has Access to Technology and the internet by exploring innovative programs, coordinating and supporting divisionwide and school initiatives, and developing public and private partnerships. FCPS has relationships with community business and organizations to provide free or discounted computers and internet service. Schools also offer computer and mifi (mini wifi) check outs as well as extended library and computer lab access.