150,000 Windows devices coming to Baltimore County Public School students

BALTIMORE — Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) students got a technological boost from Microsoft and HP Monday, as Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance visited a number of classrooms to begin the distribution of some of the devices that will help the district reach 1:1 classroom scenarios.

Microsoft is working with Dance and his team of educators and staff to execute on the district’s Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (STAT) initiative aimed to fundamentally shift teaching and learning. Together with HP and Daly Computers, Microsoft is helping BCPS roll out 150,000 HP Elitebook 810 Resolve Windows 8.1 devices to all students and teachers over the next four years. Also, the district is providing Office to faculty and staff, and will be offering the productivity suite to students at no additional cost.

Baltimore County Public Schools will provide ongoing training to educators to help them understand the conceptual changes that will take place in this modern learning environment and improve skills to increase student success. Curriculum officers are currently collaborating on development of a framework and template for us in BCPS One, the district’s digital portal for curriculum and instruction, assessments, student data, reporting and analysis.

Source: TechNet

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