Boevers Elementary Students Receive iPads in Conjunction with 1-to-1 Initiative
Union Public Schools distributed iPads to students at Boevers Elementary School August 28 as part of the implementation of the district’s 1-to-1 initiative. Efforts by K-12 schools to give every student a laptop computer (called “1-to-1”) have been shown to increase student achievement in English/Language Arts, writing, math and science.
Principal Amy Smith of Boevers Elementary; Theresa Kiger, executive director of elementary education; Gart Morris, executive director of instructional technology; and Todd Borland, executive director of technology distributed the iPads to students in grades pre-K – 5.
In February 2018, voters overwhelmingly approved the passage of a five-year series bond that included the implementation of the 1-to-1 initiative at Union Public Schools. At the beginning of the school year, the district began testing 1-to-1 in elementary grades with the distribution of iPads to students at Boevers Elementary.
Union started the rollout of 1-to-1 in secondary grades with the distribution of laptop computers to 9th grade students, for use at home and at school. By fall 2019, every Union student in grades 9-12 will have the use of a computer 24/7. This will enable teachers to deliver more personalized content to students, boost their technology skills, and empower young people to do more complex and creative work.