Technology is an important tool to support student learning, and all students should have equitable access to technology that supports their learning. It provides access to information, instructional supports, and personalization. Technology also creates potential risks in terms of student data privacy, exposure to inappropriate content, and access to digital environments that could potentially be exploited by people with harmful intent.
BVSD is in the process of developing a framework for how we shape and support individual student learning experiences. Technology plays a big part in this.
In the short term, we have delayed the rollout of new 1:Web programs and limited access to social media at the middle level. This will provide us with some time for BVSD and its community to explore the best way to strike a balance between access and safeguards when it comes to technology.
As part of this effort, we have assembled a cross functional team of district administrators to help steer this effort. We are also working with a consultant to help us conduct an external review of policies and procedures.
Most importantly, we need feedback from you. The major areas we are exploring regarding technology are: Curriculum and Instruction, Ongoing Program Evaluation, and Policy and Practice. We will be holding several stakeholder sessions between Thanksgiving and winter break to get feedback from students, staff, parents, and community members.
We have scheduled dates for the parent and community sessions that you can see in the form. We hope you will be able to join us at one of them! Please use this form to RSVP.