25 Reasons for a Personalized Learning Opportunity Grant Program
The Personalized Learning Opportunity Grant Program (SB100), formerly the AASB Statewide One to One Digital Learning Initiative, is under consideration by the legislature. Read/download the “25 Reasons” PDF.
Workforce of the future or the past?
The July 2013 issue of Anchorage Chamber of Commerce magazine featured a provocative article by AASB President and Fairbanks School Board member Sue Hull titled, Workforce of the future or the past? In it, she explains how the Alaska 1:1 Digital Initiative can transform Alaska’s education system and outlines a strategic vision to put digital tools into the hands of all Alaska students and teachers over the next four years. Read the article here.
Alaska 1 to 1 Digital Learning Initiative
To support the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce magazine article AASB produced the movie Alaska 1 to 1 Digital Learning Initiative to provide additional detail about why a statewide initiative is important, the components included, and how the project can be implemented. Watch the movie on YouTube here.
One to One 101
The Consortium for Digital Learning (CDL) has been advancing the use of technology in Alaska schools since 2006. Through our experience and expertise, we’ve learned what works in Alaska, and our experience is being replicated and confirmed in research across the nation. The processes the CDL have developed to assist in project implementation are effective.
The One to One 101 pre-implementation guide book was designed to support our state’s school districts in the planning, launch, and ongoing evaluation of successful and sustainable digital learning projects, specifically the Alaska 1 to 1 Digital Initiative. This large-scale initiative will directly impact every student and teacher in Alaska. Although this guide book addresses some conditions unique to the state of Alaska, much of the information contained is relevant to launching a digital learning project anywhere. This guide book is not intended as a “be-all, end-all” resource for answers, but rather to help districts determine the steps for readiness in order to have a successful project implementation.
One to One Guide Book
One to one learning environments are rapidly changing the face of education as school leaders realize the potential within them to elevate the levels of learning and increase student achievement. The One to One Guidebook presents ideas from best practice and current research to assist school leaders who are on the front lines of implementing this complex and challenging reform effort. This is an excellent companion volume to the One to One 101 book (see above).
HD6 iPad Project
The Association of Alaska School Boards, with the assistance of a legislative appropriation, implemented an “iPad for Literacy” demonstration project in Alaska House District 6. A study by the University of Fairbanks showed that participating students achieved success in language acquisition and reading fluency. Click on the link below to view or download a copy of the study.
AASB Use Policies
AASB has updated use policies that are reviewed annually. This document contains AASB’s most recent policies on cell phone use, mobile devices, network security, Internet use, data management and district websites. Click on the link below to view or download a copy of the most recent policies.