New Chromebooks distributed

JCSS Director of Technology Mike Summer; JCSS Teacher of the Year Debra Darling, fourth-grade teacher at Gum Spring Elementary School; and GSES Principal Alisa Hanley celebrate with silliness when Mrs. Darling was surprised with the announcement that her proposal for a classroom set of Chromebooks was a winner Dec. 4.

JCSS Technology Coordinator Mike Summer; JCSS Teacher of the Year Debra Darling, fourth-grade teacher at Gum Spring Elementary School; and GSES Principal Alisa Hanley celebrate with silliness when Mrs. Darling was surprised with the announcement that her proposal for a classroom set of Chromebooks was a winner Dec. 4.

Cat Flippen and Todd Nickelsen, the Jackson County School System’s director of personalized learning and innovation and its assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, respectively, presented details of a competitive grant process that awarded 1000 more Chromebooks in our schools at the Dec. 11, 2017, Board of Education meeting.

Teachers from across the Jackson County School System were invited to submit proposals several weeks ago, describing the ways they would use the devices in their classrooms. Of the 59 proposals received, 36 were selected for classroom sets of the Chromebooks.

Here’s a link to the list below to download or print:  bit.ly/20171to1Winners. Congratulations to all the winners!

Check out the photos and videos shared over the last couple weeks as the surprise announcements were made on our district Facebook page. And learn more about the process from the presentation and video shown at the Dec. 7 Board of Education’s work session on YouTube — go to the 7:52 mark.

LIst of 1-1 Chromebook winners Dec 2017