LIS transitions to 1:1 technology program – LMS adds Innovation Lab for students
Posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Capitalizing on Chromebooks remaining from the initial Loveland High School (LHS) and Loveland Middle School (LMS) One-to-World deployment, LIS has now transitioned to a 1:1 Chromebook environment with all fifth and sixth grade core content classes now utilizing their own, dedicated Chromebook cart. The focus of this rollout was to provide all LIS students access to digital instructional tools and resources throughout the school day.
"LIS is always trying to impact the student experience in a positive way,” said LIS Principal Garth Carlier. “Having digital access in all classes, for all students, lays the groundwork for the student experience to be transformed."
“These student-centered tools provide opportunities for innovation in the classroom, while giving students and teachers limitless opportunities for instruction, exploring the world and enriching the learning experience,” said Loveland Director of Technology David Knapp.
Chromebooks will remain at school, with students being assigned a device in each of the classes. LIS Tiger families will not see any additional fees; this plan only adds to the existing process for utilizing technology while at LIS.
Questions? Please refer to the Tiger Tech Den for all related Chromebook and technology related questions.
Additionally, we want to make you aware that current sixth and seventh graders have a unique opportunity this spring. The Innovation Lab, similar to our Loveland High School Leaders in Technology program, is coming to the intermediate and middle school campus! Interested students have submitted an application and will interview for a spot in this new middle school-level course which will be offered beginning fall of 2017.
The students who take part in the Innovation Lab will work to help solve technology problems, teach others how to use different technology and follow their passions with a special passion project element of the course which will account for 20 percent of their time in Innovation Lab. Students will study under the direction of Instructional Technology Specialist Catherine Dwyer and Innovative Instructional Coach Laura Holtkamp.
“I think the Innovation Lab is going to be a challenging and rewarding experience for the students that take part as it will require troubleshooting and dealing with technical issues they may not have encountered before,” said Dwyer. “This experience will help them become successful researchers and tenacious problem solvers all while assisting staff members and fellow students with patience and a smile on their face!”
“I am thrilled to work with students even more directly next school year!” said Holtkamp. “I'm sure I will learn myriads of new things from these students through the passion project portion of this course. I’ll have the pleasure of helping our Tigers explore topics of interest to them – this is why I became a teacher.”