San Ramon Valley is hip to high-tech Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Feb 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm
At a forum held Friday afternoon, several hundred parents, teachers and residents learned about technological advances in San Ramon Valley classrooms. The five-hour event featured several breakout groups, discussions by Superintendent Steven Enoch and demonstrations of 20 iPad apps regularly used by students.
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Posted by Vince Golla, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Feb 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm
This was a fantastic event and a great sign of things to come in our district.
One of the items that resonated the most for me was Superintendent Steve Enoch listing potential barriers for entry, and how in that list number 1 was "lack of vision" and number 4 was "lack of funding." The idea that we'd put so much energy first behind a cohesive vision was both refreshing and inspiring. Money will *always* be a problem; that said, without a clear idea for how to use the money - one that can be shared clearly and easily with district parents and other stakeholders - all of the resources in the world will be just so much "stuff".
Finally, I have to say that I was delighted to see so much energy at one of our high school campuses (in this case Dougherty Valley). Music, banners, band and choir practices, collabortaion in every corner of campus at lunchtime...at the risk of sounding too syrupy, it reminded me of why we work so hard in this community to create the best possible opportunities and experiences for our children.
Posted by [removed], a resident of another community, on Feb 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm
This is the expected focus of SRVUSD's investment in facilities that support and enhance the student/teacher partnerships. As the potential facilities measure moves to the voters, precise focus on classrooms, educational facilities and performance centers supporting the student/teacher partnerships will gain required approval.
iPads and more advanced tablet and ultrabook applications for education should be part of the networks that facilitate all levels of student learning. Please consider more coverage of such learning systems and how they are facilitated in SRVUSD operations.