In 2022 WESS will embark on a 1to1 Pilot Program for families who have opted in for Year 5 students. There will be 3 classes in the Pilot Program.
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What is 1:1?
One to One (1:1) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students use their personally owned devices to access the departmental networks and information management systems in an educational setting. The 1:1 iPad Pilot Program will require students to have their own iPad for use at school and home.
There are several reasons for embarking on this pilot, with the focus being student outcomes. The 1:1 pilot provides a way for students to have more control over how they learn and engage, and for teachers to further personalise learning.
Central to our WESS 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is a commitment to continue to provide our students with vibrant, diverse and inclusive education, with a focus on the whole child. This pilot seeks to incorporate digital technologies for learning to ensure students develop both the cognitive and social-emotional skills they need to succeed.
1:1 Device Tech Specifications
- 2021 iPad 9th Gen (64GB minimum which is standard) 10.2" Wi-Fi, capable of running the latest iOS software (*iPad 7 or 8 would be acceptable)
- Paid apps and school required apps
- iPad case with keyboard
- Screen protector
- WiFi Only Option (no data plan)
- Families will need to keep their iPad iOS current by regularly updating to the latest iOS firmware.
- 2 Year Apple Care
- Insurance of device (1:1 iPads are not covered by school insurance).
If you have difficulty meeting the costs involved in this program, please contact the school to discuss the matter email@example.com. As a public school we are committed to ensuring every child has access to a device regardless of the family's financial position.
Communication and Feedback
As this is a Pilot Program, we encourage a learning partnership and open communication. We will assess program success by measuring student engagement and self-efficacy, as well as student handwriting, typing skills, and personal responsibility. All enquiries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 to 1 Pilot Program Handbook (PDF, 767KB)