the passage of the 2012 Worthington Schools bond levy, a line item was set aside
to improve technology within the Worthington Schools. In order to ensure the
most efficient and effective use of these resources - a team of students, teachers, administrators and community
members met regularly throughout the 2013-2014 school year to create the master
technology plan and set the direction for the school district.
- Worthington will create a robust technology and electrical
infrastructure (servers, file storage, routers, switches, bandwidth, high
density access points, etc...) that will meet the demands of today and the yet
unknown demands of the future.
- Worthington will strive for 1:1 computing for all students. This
will be accomplished by providing district mobile devices at a ratio across the
school district at 1 device for every 2.5 or 3 students. This will allow
students and teachers to have access to devices on-demand and in a flexible
manner. Devices will be allocated based upon student need and not necessarily
equally in all schools.
- Worthington will establish a computer lending library at each school
where students can check out a device and 4G access points so students
who need a device at home overnight or on the weekend can continue their
- Worthington will pair district devices with a Bring Your Own Device
plan and the school district will provide families with a list of recommended
devices for students to use in class. (Paired with Worthington provided
software and cloud services, 90% of Worthington students would be served
adequately with a $220.00 lap-top such as this making BYOD a reality for
- Worthington will implement an instructional management system that
is single sign-on to simplify online learning, virtual classrooms, digital
learning materials, etc.. (A system such as the iLearnOhio Learning
- Worthington will create a technology professional development
learning plan to help all teachers integrate digital resources and technology
into their instruction.