Information Literacy and the use of technological tools are critical in the 21st Century.
From providing for organizational efficiency, to creating opportunities for teachers to better understand student performance, to its central role in helping students learn in a “real” and engaging environment, technology is necessary for success in all aspects of School District 21.
In School District 21, we believe that our students must engage with technology, generally, as a means to greater and deeper learning of reading, mathematics, and writing as well as of the knowledge and skills required across the traditional academic disciplines. At the same time, we understand that the pace of technological change requires that students and staff members remain technology learners since the rapid development of new products requires such flexibility.
Because School District 21 is committed to providing robust access to technology for all students, we have continued to increase our 1:1 program. All schools are 1:1 with Chromebooks, where students in grades 3rd – 8th grade take them home each day starting in the 2019-2020 school year. All grade levels utilize the HP x360 Chromebook.