Olive Chapel Elementary is part of the Wake County Public School System’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program. This initiative will include all fourth and fifth grade classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year.
The BYOD initiative at Olive Chapel Elementary involves students, teachers, parents, and administrators working together to create a technologically advanced learning environment. This initiative will allow students to bring their own internet-based devices (laptops, smart phones, Nooks, tablets, iPads, etc.) into the classroom. These devices will be used at the discretion of individual teachers, specialists, and administrators to enhance lessons and learning at Olive Chapel Elementary. Teachers will incorporate devices at appropriate points within their lessons to enhance students in thinking critically, visibly, and globally in the classroom. BYOD will grant students the privilege to use their devices in the classroom; however, this is a choice program. Students are not required to bring devices to school and will be provided opportunities to work with school-owned technology if they do not have a personal device available.
Olive Chapel Elementary strives to enhance student centered learning through opening lines of communication and foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in the school environment to produce students that are college and career ready. The BYOD program will give students access to the digital tools that will enhance and support classroom instruction.