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Ridgefield Offers Parent Workshop On Digital Learning For Middle-Schoolers

A past meeting at East Ridge Middle School
A past meeting at East Ridge Middle School Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Ridgefield parents, should mark their calendar for a workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, on the new 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative in the middle schools.

Poll
Do you agree with the decision to give each middle school student in Ridgefield a Chromebook?
Final Results Voting Closed

Do you agree with the decision to give each middle school student in Ridgefield a Chromebook?

  • Yes, the time has come
    33%
  • No, students should hit the books
    33%
  • I need more information
    17%
  • What's a Chromebook?
    17%

The session, the first workshop on the topic, will take place at the East Ridge Middle School Auditorium. The meeting will be at the East Ridge Middle School auditorium.

There will be a presentation and a question and answer period with principals and with the school system's director of technology.

Beginning this month, all students at East Ridge Middle School and Scotts Ridge Middle School will receive a Chromebook as part of the initiative.

Students will use their assigned RPS device inside and outside of school to optimize learning through active, safe, responsible, and ethical engagement in research, communication, collaboration, creation, and education, the district said in a statement. In addition, they will have access to and feedback from their teachers and peers in real time, enhancing the learning experience even more.

Students will use an assigned RPS Chromebook and digital resources to

  • Engage in learning through digital tools
  • Research, create, produce, and share knowledge
  • Increase personalized learning through process, product, and content
  • Collaborate and communicate with others
  • Increase access to 21st century skills and authentic learning experiences
  • Organize assignments, notes, resources, assignments, etc. (Digital Planner)
  • Learn and apply principles and concepts of Digital Citizenship

For more information on the meeting, click here .

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