Technology Vision Statement

To seamlessly integrate technology into the teaching and learning process to create empowered learners who are prepared for future success.

Belief Statements

  1. Providing consistent access to technology will help reduce the digital divide and equip students with future job skills.
  2. Students should utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, create, and think critically.
  3. Instructional technology support is essential for effective technology implementation.
  4. All staff have an expectation to remain digitally literate in an evolving world.
  5. Exposing students to online tools, and teaching digital citizenship, will help prepare students to be responsible technology users.
  6. Students with strong foundational technology skills are better equipped for future success
1:1 Chromebook Program

Students in 2nd - 8th grade will be provided a Chromebook at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Berkeley School District 87 believes that incorporating technology into the teaching and learning experience has the power to enhance learning and lead to greater student achievement. Berkeley School District also believes that students with a deep understanding of technology are better prepared for future success. 

A Berkeley School District 87 1:1 Student Guidebook​ has been developed by a group of teachers with feedback from students, parents, and administration. The 1:1 Guidebook has ​ been designed to better educate students about how to use Chromebooks: 

✓to enhance their learning

 - Link to English 1:1 Student Guidebook
 - Link to Spanish 1:1 Student Guidebook

5h & 8th Grade Chromebook take Home

In our continuous efforts to provide the best education and opportunities for our students, the District is excited to announce our Chromebook TechEquity Take Home initiative. This initiative will begin with all 5th and 8th grade students taking their Chromebooks home each night beginning on Monday, December 3rd.

Berkeley School District 87 believes bringing Chromebooks home will:

  • promote equitable technology access outside of the school day
  • extend learning beyond the school day
  • allow for collaboration to support student learning
  • provide access to digital content and tools used during the school day
  • provide parents the opportunity to see the tools students are learning with throughout the school day

A parent and his/her child must attend one of our Chromebook TechEquity sessions prior to students taking their Chromebooks home and sign off on the Skyward 1:1 Program Agreement form. 

 - Link to English Chromebook Take Home Parent Night Presentation
 - Link to Spanish Chromebook Take Home Parent Night Presentation

 - Link to Steps to complete Skyward 1:1 Program Agreement

 - Link to English 1:1 Program Guidebook
 - Link to Spanish 1:1 Program Guidebook 

Mobile Hotspot Program
Berkeley School District is committed to promoting equitable technology access for all students both during the school day and outside of the school day. To support our Chromebook take home initiative, Berkeley SChool District has partnered with T-Mobile to participate in the T-Mobile EmpowerED program.

Berkeley School District is excited to announce we have been awarded Mobile Wireless Hotspots to distribute to students who: 

1) have no home Internet access
2) have home Internet access that is not adequate for school related work

If you are interested in obtaining a mobile wireless hotspot, fill out the Parent/Guardian Consent form and submit it to your school office. 

- Link to ENGLISH Mobile Wireless Hotspots Questions & Answers
- Link to SPANISH Mobile Wireless Hotspots Questions & Answers

- Link to ENGLISH Mobile Wireless Hotspot Parent/Guardian Consent Form
- Link to SPANISH Mobile Wireless Hotspot Parent/Guardian Consent Form

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