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  • What does PLE/STC mean?

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    PLE stands for "Personalized Learning Environment." In a PLE, the ultimate goal is for each and every student to consistently receive personalized and differentiated instruction.  Hallmarks of a PLE include but are not limited to student voice and choice in instructional methods, assessment methods and criteria, lesson design and pacing, and learning environment.
     
    STC stands for "School Technology Challenge." School Technology Challenge sites are 1:1 environments that strive to use technology in a variety of ways to transform student engagement through collaboration, constructive learning, student-directed goals, active participation, and authentic tasks.
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  • What does it mean to be 1:1?

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    1:1 means that every teacher and student has a device.  In the case of Bearden High School, all teachers and students have MacBook Pros.
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  • How does a student get a device?

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    If the student is enrolled at Bearden High School at the beginning of the school year, he or she can get his or her device during the designated "Dawg Day." During this time, the student and the parent/legal guardian of the student attend an informational session, sign the appropriate paperwork, and receive the device to borrow for the school year.
     
    If the student enrolls at Bearden High School during the school year, the student and the parent will have to work with the TPaCK Coach and School Technician to arrange a time to complete the device training and paperwork.  The school counseling office will provide instructions to the student during the time of his or her enrollment.
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  • What elements are included in the device?

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    The term "device" refers to the MacBook Pro, charger, charger extension, and laptop cover. 
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  • When are the devices returned?

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    The devices are returned at the end of the school year around mid-May.  
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  • Why do the devices have to be returned at the end of each year?

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    The devices have to be returned at the end of each year to reimage them.  Basically, this means that all of the software is updated and reset.  
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