BYOD in the Wake County Public School System
At the start of the 2014-15 school year, WCPSS launched a BYOD pilot composed of 13 schools that volunteered to help determine how to best implement such an initiative. After a full year of evaluation and learning, the BYOD initiative in Wake expanded to include over 64 schools (an additional 25 are expected to join in the fall of 2016). As related to the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, BYOD is intended to help provide increased access to digitally enhanced learning environments and to provide learners with additional opportunities to collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically.
The BYOD Initiative at Northwoods Elementary will empower students to be engaged in authentic learning tasks via digital devices. This initiative will allow teachers to become facilitators as students explore their tasks with devices. This learning voyage will encompass the use of the 4Cs (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity).
Definition and Purpose of “Device”
BYOD technologies are privately owned wireless and portable electronic devices that can be used for wireless Internet access, word processing, image/video capturing, sound recording, and information transmitting.
Security and Damages
Northwoods Elementary is NOT liable for any device that is stolen or damaged. Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. We recommend using skins (decals) and protective cases for an easy identification, differentiation, and protection of personal devices.