March 3, 2021 | Westside Prepares For Districtwide Technology Refresh for 2021/22 School Year
Updated March 4, 2021
We are excited to share the next step in our 2021 Technology Refresh Plans for Westside Community Schools!
We will be distributing a variety of iPad models throughout our district as detailed below. Since the first iPad was released in 2010, it has developed into a general purpose tool capable of enabling powerful teaching and learning anywhere at any time. This refresh is particularly exciting for our younger learners: for the first time, students in grades 3-6 will no longer need to share iPad keyboards.
Tentative Plan For Fall 2021:
Each certified staff member will receive a 12.9” iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard with trackpad, and Apple Pencil.
20 iPad Pro sets will be purchased for use by student teachers.
We also plan to retain and reuse approximately 300 5th Generation iPads, with 300 new cases, for Educational Assistants.
ELEMENTARY: Each student will receive a 10.2” iPad and a Logitech digital stylus. K-2 students will also receive a protective STM case; 3-6 students will receive a Logitech Rugged Combo case with built-in keyboard.
SECONDARY: Each 7-12 student will receive a 10.9” iPad Air, an Apple Pencil and a Logitech Keyboard Case with trackpad.
These tools will be provided for all students in Fall 2021 when school begins.
We have a new video, highlighting the positive impact technology has in our district, and our exciting news as we head into the 2021/22 school year. We encourage you to watch for yourself; the video is posted below.
Thank you for your support! We are excited to provide you with state of the art technology for a brand new school year!