Rogers Middle to Implement 1:1 Computing

At the Affton Board of Education meeting on Tues., April 14, an initiative was approved for all students and teachers at Rogers Middle School to have a Dell Chromebook for the 2015-2016 academic year. This decision extends a 1:1 Chromebook initiative that was implemented this school year at Affton High School.

“We are excited to expand the personalized learning environment with over 600 Dell Chromebooks at Rogers Middle School,” said Jason Buck, principal. “Even more, we are eager to utilize this technology to transform learning for our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, and to empower our students and teachers.”

Teachers at Rogers Middle School will receive a Chromebook in May. Professional development and training for teachers will be ongoing beginning in the spring semester and leading into the 2015-2016 school year. Dell Chromebooks for students will be deployed in the summer, following information meetings for students and parents prior to the start of the school year. Additional information on the timing of these events will be announced soon.

In 2014, Affton Schools introduced over 800 Dell Chromebooks to students and teachers at Affton High School.

“Dell Chromebooks provide opportunities for students and teachers to engage in deeper learning, and create new possibilities for our schools to engage in our community,” said Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Technology and Innovation for Affton School District. “It is a natural progression to extend the success of our first year of implementation at Affton High School to our middle school students and help them become prepared for the future of learning.”