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1:1 Teaching & Learning

At District 103, we understand the rapid pace of change in today’s technology. We are committed to supporting our families as our students integrate technology with their daily learning activities. We are working to navigate the related challenges together.

We are excited about our 1:1 Teaching & Learning Initiative, which is providing opportunities for our teachers to enhance learning through increased student collaboration, creativity, and communication while increasing student engagement in academic learning experiences.


In education there has been a fundamental pedagogical shift; technology devices are increasingly being used as a support to teaching, effectively engaging students with curricular content. Just a few years ago, a smartphone would have been confiscated if a student was found with one; but now, mobile devices are increasingly embraced as part of the teaching and learning process. The role technology plays in education has changed dramatically. Research shows us that when students are using technology as a learning tool, they are actively engaged with content - making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display and collaborate on information. The more students engage and make meaning of content material, the more deeply they comprehend the information. This engagement will ultimately enhance learning, achievement and student growth. 

While the use of devices, such as iPads, as teaching tools may be a major shift for those of us in education, or for parents of students growing up in this digital age, for students it is just “life.” Just as we teach students proper nutrition, exercise and sleep habits, we also must teach them how to live in the digital world responsibly and respectfully.



1:1 Programs

Phase I (2014-2015)

Pilot Programs (2014-2015)


Phase I Update & Recommendation for Phase II

Phase II Approved, 3/17/15 (2015-2016)

Pilot Programs (2015-2016)

  • Sprague School
    • With the generous commitment of our parents this past spring, all 1st and 2nd grade classrooms are implementing a Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad pilot over the course of this school year. For those families who indicated that they would send an iPad into school, please have your child bring that device anytime between August 20 - 28. More detailed information will be sent via e-mail.
    • BYOiPad Pilot - Parent Portal

Parent Resources

Parent Communications:

  • Daniel Wright

News, 9/11/15 (html)

Parent Intro Letter, 9/04/15 (html)

Recommended Restrictions for BYOiPad, 9/01/15 (pdf)

eNotice, 8/14/15 (html)

  • Half Day School

News, 9/11/15 (html)

Parent Intro Letter, 9/01/15 (pdf)

Recommended Restrictions for BYOiPad, 9/01/15 (pdf)

eNotice, 8/14/15 (html)

  • Laura Sprague (pilot)

Portal Page (html)

eNotice, 8/14/15 (html)

Cyber Safety Presentation Follow-Up & Resources, (pdf)

1:1 Teaching & Learning Parent Handbook, August 2015 (pdf)

Creating the Apple ID for Your Student:

  • For a detailed instruction sheet with pictures on how to create an Apple ID for your student, please click here: 

Apple ID Instruction Sheet (pdf)

  • Once the Apple ID is setup, please share the information with District 103 using this secure Survey Monkey link:

Apple ID Survey Monkey Link (html)

Parent's Guide to Apps Used at Sprague School


Parent's Guide to Apps Used at Half Day School


Parent's Guide to Apps Used at Daniel Wright School


Digital Citizenship Resources:



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