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Abingdon-Avon Readies for One-to-One Computing

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 683

Abingdon-Avon School District officials says they’re working hard to make sure when the next school year begins everyone will be on the same page with the one to one initiative.

The school board approved the One-to-One initiative for the entire district, providing every student K through 12 with a personal computing device.

Superintendent Chad Willis tells WGIL the entire district is preparing for next year and have gone outside the district to see how other districts have utilized the program.

“We’re, number one, looking for what improvements we can do instructionally for students, to make it a better learning environment,” Willis said.  “So, that’s the primary reason we’re visiting schools.  One of the key items we’re looking for is individualized instruction.  We visited Gurnee School District up near Chicago.  We went into a variety of different classrooms.”

Willis says the visits have been very beneficial, and district officials have been able to return with ideas from other teachers about ways to create a “wonderful learning environment.”

So far, Willis says there are some mixed feelings on the transition — some teachers are excited while others are hesitant.  But he says that’s to be expected.