Planning

Many District initiatives have helped to prepare our staff and students for Project PR.I.D.E.

  • 2007-2008 - NASD transitions to a web-based student information system accessible from any computer. All teachers transition to online gradebooks.
  • 2007-2011 - Pennsylvania's Classrooms for the Future initiative - Laptops, projectors, Interactive whiteboards and many hours of training
  • 2010-2015 - Northampton Area SD is one of the first districts in the region to adopt Google Apps for Education for communication and collaboration
  • 2012-2016 - Keystones to Opportunities ¬†grant - provides training in higher order thinking skills, engaging students, authentic connections and technology integration
  • 2012-2013 - Northampton Area SD deploys Chromebooks and iPads as mobile learning devices in some district classrooms
  • 2014-2015 - Anytime, Anywhere Learning Initiative planning committee
    • October 2014 - AAL committee meeting - discussing the "why" of 1:1 programs
    • October 2014 - AAL committee site visit to Wilson Area SD
    • November 2014 - AAL committee meeting - Review the research behind 1:1 and discuss options for needed professional development
    • December 2014 - AAL committee meeting - Kutztown Area SD Director of Technology guest speaker discussing life in a 1:1 school district
    • January 2015 - Site visit to Catasauqua Area SD
    • January 2015 - AAL committee meeting - reviewing student led technology help desk solutions, reviewing device selection
    • March 2015 - AAL committee meeting - discussion: "Is 1:1 right for Northampton, right now?"
    • March 2015 - All NASD educational leaders - must read article
    • June 2015 - Educational leaders attend an Apple executive briefing to study and plan the course for student-centered, modern learning
  • 2015-2016 - All secondary staff receives initial training in Schoology Learning Management System
    • June 2015 - Cadre of District teachers are trained as Schoology trainers
    • August 2015 - Teachers in grades 6-12 receive introductory Schoology training. Begin digitizing classroom activities
    • January 2016 - In-school pilot project issues Chromebooks to each student in grade 6
  • 2016 - Research on 1:1 programs from EdWeek
  • 2016-2017 - Project PRIDE expanded to grades 6-7-8 at Northampton Area Middle School
    • August 2016 - Chromebooks to be distributed to students in grades 6-7-8 prior to school.
    • One-to-one planning committee established at NAHS
      • Site visits to Wilson SD, Methacton SD, Salisbury SD, Northampton Area MS.
      • Professional development and planning details for distribution, technical support, printing, policies, and procedures.
  • 2017-2018 - Project PRIDE expanded to include grades 6-12.
    • Please see our DOCUMENTS page linked above for the latest information.
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