User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Trenton R-9 Hears Proposal To Provide Wireless Devices In Classroom
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/13 4:17:01 (504 reads) News by the same author

Describing it as “the wave of the future,” the Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard a technology proposal that involves I-pad wireless computer devices to be used as a tool for teaching students.

Click to see original Image in a new window

The proposal is the focus of a “paper to digital” transition in the fast-growing world of technology. The plan is to have I-pads for 110 teachers in the near future; then 200 for seventh and eighth graders to use beginning August 2014. The plan also calls for additional I-pads for 10th,11th, and 12th grade students by August 2015. Rissler elementary school would get a 30 I-pad “cart” for first and second graders to use. The ultimate goal is to haveall R-9 staff and students use their hand-held device in the classrooms and homes.

Unveiling the technology proposal last night was Superintendent Becky
Albrecht who spoke on behalf of a study committee of teachers and administrators.

Involved is a five year phase-in that costs an estimated one million, 350
thousand dollars. Mrs. Albrecht noted the district has set aside 542 thousand
dollars for technology. Expenses include infrastructure and wireless upgrades;
purchase or lease of the I-pads; software apps; hiring an instructional technology
“coach”; teacher training, and education technology support from a provider.

After the presentation and discussion, the R-9 board last evening voted
unanimously to proceed on the technology plan with a year by year evaluation.

With quotes due soon on fiber-optics for Rissler school, Trenton will have
five locations connected to high speed internet on a “wide area network.”

The board accepted a resignation from the Title One Reading Instructor
Tom Powell. He'll conclude 17 years at Trenton with the end of the school year.

The filing period for three board of education seats opens December 17th and
closes January 21st. With terms expiring in the election next April are R-9
members Kevin Bailey, Tracy Utley, and David Whitaker.

C-P-A Kevin Hudson detailed the annual school district audit—noting it's
a clean audit with no problems. Approval was given to renew use of the hard
surface bus routes during inclement weather; to continue with voluntary insurance
products with staff paying the premiums; and on two updates to board policy
reflecting legislative action. Also approved was a proposal from Principal Dustin
Jenkerson on a retention policy for middle school students who have two to four
failing grades in their core subjects at the end of each semester. Affected students
would be assigned to an academic lab and / or attend mandatory summer school.

Art work by two students has been selected for display in the district office.
The paintings were done by fifth grader Emma Curtis and freshman Nikki Hagan.
Rissler student council members from fourth grade introduced themselves.

An executive session also was held last night by the Trenton R-9 school board.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/3/28 5:50:29 - Harrison County Accident Injures Ridgeway Woman
2015/3/27 16:19:18 - Milan Blisters Putnam County To Open Baseball Season
2015/3/27 16:15:35 - Trenton Kiwanis To Host Easter Egg Hunt At Moberly Park
2015/3/27 16:08:33 - Pershing Boyhood Home To Host Easter Egg Hunt
2015/3/27 15:59:31 - Michigan Wolverines End Mizzou's Season In WNIT's Third Round
2015/3/27 15:52:45 - Royals Right Fielder Out With Jammed Thumb
2015/3/27 15:40:00 - Royals Lose Young Right-Hander On Waivers To San Diego
2015/3/27 14:20:00 - Trenton Bulldogs Sweep Early Bird Relays
2015/3/27 13:30:00 - NCMC Softball Routs Graceland's JV, Runs Winning Streak To 11
2015/3/27 11:40:00 - MBCA Announces All-State Academic Basketball Team
2015/3/27 11:32:48 - Highway 65 Accident Injures Three
2015/3/27 11:21:58 - Trenton Family Aquatics Center To Hold Lifeguarding Course
2015/3/27 11:07:22 - Chillicothe City Council Scheduled To Meet Monday Night
2015/3/27 9:40:00 - MBCA Announces All-State Basketball Team
2015/3/27 9:00:09 - Malta Bend Man Catches Record-Breaking Catfish In the Missouri River
2015/3/27 9:00:00 - THS Graduate Rebekah Capeder Named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American
2015/3/27 8:40:00 - Trenton Residents Meet, Brainstorm Ideas To Improve City
2015/3/27 8:37:34 - Health Center Hosts Open House To Kick Off Public Health Month
2015/3/27 8:31:22 - Gun Show Coming To Marceline This Weekend
2015/3/27 8:26:02 - State To Fully Fund A+ Program In Spring Term
2015/3/27 8:22:55 - Huffington Post Names NCMC As "Top Ten" Community College In U.S.
2015/3/27 8:20:57 - Senator McCaskill To Host Senior Listening Session In Chillicothe
2015/3/27 7:49:44 - MoDOT Warns Of Potential Bridge Closings, Without Financial Help
2015/3/27 7:41:46 - Vehicle Reported Stolen In Chillicothe, Recovered In Springfield
2015/3/27 7:38:22 - Chillicothe Police Arrest Two On Substance Possession Charges
2015/3/27 7:33:16 - Chillicothe Accident Sends Elderly Woman To Liberty Hospital
2015/3/27 7:29:47 - Two Vehicle Accident Injures Bogard Woman
2015/3/27 7:24:41 - Discount Offered On May 2016 NCMC Group Trip To Europe
2015/3/27 7:22:51 - NCMC Chooses Trenton Native As "Academic Excellence" Award Winner
2015/3/26 13:40:00 - Livingston County SUV-Buggy Collision Kills 10 Year Old Boy



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Events Today
Listen to KTTN-FM