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Open House To Explain 1-1Project

By Staff | Aug 10, 2010

GRAETTINGER – With the new school year around the corner, officials in the Graettinger/Terril School District will be giving patrons a look at the future of education this Thursday night. An open house at the high school in Graettinger will introduce district patrons to the school’s One-To-One Initiative – giving each student in grades seven through 12 a laptop computer to use for the school year.

The event is planned for this Thursday, August 12, at 7 p.m. in the gym at Graettinger. A program will be presented to explain how the initiative works, and to show patrons the new Apple MacBook laptops that the students will be using this coming school year. The initiative was approved earlier this year and officials have been working with faculty members over the summer to train them in the use of the new laptops, as well as developing courses of study to integrate the laptops into the daily classroom environment.

“This initiative is part of a greater educational program to address the needs of the 21st century learner,” noted Teresa Alesch, Director of Curriculum and Technology at Graettinger/Terril. “Among many benefits, integrating laptop technology into instruction will enhance the three C’s – construct, create and collaborate – to better prepare our students for a technologically advanced society and workforce.”

The event is open to the public.

For more information on the 1-1 initiative, contact Alesch at 712-859-3286, ext 126, or Principals Jesse Ulrich or Chris Richards.