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December 3, 2013 > Chromebooks are coming!

Chromebooks are coming!

Submitted By NH News

Most New Haven students involved in the initial rollout of notebook computers will receive their Chromebooks before winter break, District Race to the Top Director Lisa Metzinger reports.

For New Haven students and their families, the Chromebooks are the most obvious and exciting benefit of the federal RTTT grant won by the District last December. The District, one of only 16 nationwide winners of the U.S. Department of EducationÕs RTTT competition, is receiving more than $29 million over a 4?-year period, some of which is being used to purchase Chromebooks to help meet the RTTT goals of personalizing student learning, improving student achievement and educator effectiveness, closing achievement gaps, and preparing all students to succeed in college and careers.

ÒWe're excited to see Chromebooks being used in classrooms as another tool in implementing the Common Core State Standards and 21st century learning,Ó Metzinger said.

As the Chromebooks are purchased and teachers are trained in their use, the notebooks will be rolled out over a period of three years. The initial rollout will impact roughly one-third of the DistrictÕs approximately 12,500 students, with each school determining how its Chromebooks are distributed.

ÒTeachers whose students will be receiving the Chromebooks attended three days of professional development over the summer, and will attend a fourth day of professional development Dec. 2,Ó Metzinger explained.

At James Logan High, Cesar Chavez and Alvarado middle schools and Decoto School for Independent Study, students receiving Chromebooks this year will be invited to attend a meeting at their site before the devices are distributed. The receiving studentÕs parents are also welcome to attend.

ÒDuring the meeting, they will be able to check out their Chromebooks after attending a session to learn about the purpose and guidelines for Chromebook use,Ó Metzinger said. ÒThis session will include an overview of 21st century learning, information about Chromebooks, information about the intended use of the device (both inside and outside of the classroom), as well as information about purchasing insurance and low-cost Comcast internet.Ó

Students at Conley-Caraballo High will have two carts with Chromebooks placed in two classrooms. The carts and Chromebooks will be used immediately in those classrooms. The Chromebooks will remain in the classrooms for use at school. At the elementary schools, each site will receive two Chromebook carts to be shared between two classrooms.

Multiple meetings are scheduled, to make attending as convenient as possible for parents.

Logan High School
Wednesday, Dec. 11
6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12
6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14
11 a.m.
1800 H St, Union City

Cesar Chavez and Alvarado middle schools
Tuesday, Dec. 17
6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
6 p.m.
2801 Hop Ranch Rd, Union City and 31604 Alvarado Blvd, Union City

Decoto School for Independent Study
Tuesday, Dec. 10
6:30 p.m.
600 G St, Union City

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