Commission on Educational Technology
In Nevada today, we find ourselves in a new world. Economic and workforce pressures, brought on largely by globalization and the resulting shift of routine work overseas, require a rigorous self-examination of what we do in schools to prepare students to thrive in an increasingly digital and interconnected global society.
Our schools find themselves competing with new and exciting media-rich environments for entertainment and social communications. Our students engage in meaningful communication outside of school using Web 2.0 and other highly mobile technologies and structures. They collaborate as digital, global citizens to address real world, relevant issues.
The challenge, then, is to transform our industrial education model with modern tools, strategies, and learning resources to prepare our young learners for their futures. The following executive summary outlines the plan of the state of Nevada to do just that.
Nevada 1:1 Plan:
One-to-one learning(1:1) provides students and teachers with 24 hour access to their own personal, portable, technology device connected wirelessly to the Internet. This plan provides a blueprint for implementing 1:1 in Nevada schools. The plan is neither funded nor legislated and thus, is not a plan in action. It is approved by the Nevada Commission on Educational Technology and provides a vision for implementing 1:1 in Nevada schools.