This post is intended to celebrate those Waukesha One success stories that are huge celebrations, even if they will not make the 10:00 PM news.
Students Able to Adjust Text to Unique Needs
Instructor Continues to Teach While Student Receives Formative Feedback
HS Students Eager to Play Five Minute Review Game at End of Period
Elementary Student Supports Peer by Recording Read Aloud
Rollout of Devices Complete; Schools Learning from Each Other
Waukesha One, the personalized learning work that the School District of Waukesha has embraced, and the related decision to provide every student with an iPad to support that personalized learning is well under way. Just this fall the final schools rolled out devices and the district is now are 100% rolled out.
As a result of the distribution process format, schools that were earliest to roll out had the steepest learning curve. Since then, though, leaders from across the district have shared their wisdom, their experiences, and their support related to device rollout, family communications, instructional advice, and resources. The focus on site-based ownership of the process encouraged a larger pool of local experts to share their stories and suggestions with others. The final schools rolling out this fall were among the most ready, eager, and accepting schools of Waukesha One based on this mentorship and sharing.
Both schools were led by principals who had previously experienced iPad rollouts at other schools, yet the rollouts felt unique to the culture and personality of their new schools.