Welcome to Inskeep's Technology Rich Program
The Washoe County School District recognizes that basic technology skills are important building blocks of literacy in the 21st Century, and these skills are best acquired through the use of technology through regular instruction. To become proficient in the use of technology for learning, and the use of technology to enhance literacy, students need daily opportunities to use digital devices and tools.
Inskeep ES is implementing a technology rich program. This means each student will be issued a device to use for learning while at school. Students in grades K-1 will have iPads and students in grades 2-5 will have laptops. We will have iPad and laptop carts on campus for cross-technology connections (Apple platform and a Microsoft platform). Students will still use paper/pencil for learning as well because technology does not replace the basics of learning in the classroom.
Through the tech rich program, we expect students to become knowledgeable in core academic areas covered by the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS). Students will utilize 21st Century Skills, as outlined in WCSD’s 21st Century Competencies Framework, by becoming collaborators, constructors of knowledge, problem-solvers, innovators, learners through the use of technology, self-regulators, and skilled communicators.
Inskeep ES students will learn to be:
- technology literate
- competent at using digital technologies constructively in work and learning environments
- responsible digital citizens able to use digital technologies ethically, legally, and equitably for work and leisure
- learners in a variety of environments, including face-to-face, online, and blended settings
A technology fee of $10 will be charged to all students to help cover the costs of missing keyboard keys, batteries, stylus, etc. Families of students in grades 3-5 who wish to have laptops come home will need to pay $29.95 to insure the cost of the device. All families will need to sign the Computer Use Agreement prior to any device being checked out to students.