With excitement and anticipation, Washington Primary is looking forward to the launch of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative for all K-1st grade students on Thursday, January 12, 2017. A Chromebook is a laptop like device that is built around the web experience with offline capabilities. Every student will be assigned a device for use during the school year. If you wish to participate in the program, a Chromebook will be available for you to take home. The purpose of this initiative is to use modern technology tools to fully engage students and create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
Reading Expands All Children’s Horizons
REACH is a K1 literacy initiative that will bolster reading achievement by engaging parents as their children’s at home learning partners. The mission of the 1 to 1 REACH Learning Initiative at Piqua City Schools, is to create a collaborative and engaging learning environment for our K-1 learners. This environment will enable and support students and parents through 1:1 Chromebooks and educational media. REACH will extend learning beyond the school day into homes and communities for anytime/anywhere learning opportunities. Teacher designed and common core-aligned, REACH’s engaging multimedia reading modules will motivate parents and excite children to practice reading through the REACH website, and the free digital media library, PBS LearningMedia.