Schools choose Dell to enhance learning environment

Chesterfield County Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools and Maryville City Schools chose Dell technology to enhance their learning environments and better prepare students for success in college and career.

In a statement Dell said that school districts nationwide continue to select Dell end-to-end solutions and services to solve their toughest technology challenges, including enhancing personalized learning opportunities for students.

Chesterfield County Public Schools chose Dell to assist it in transforming education and learning across the school district to support a unique blended and project-based learning model. The district will provide a Dell Chromebook 11 to every student in its 12 middle schools and 12 high schools.

The Dell Chromebook 11 laptops will use Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard to organize all student work across Google Apps automatically by class and student, providing teachers and administrators with real-time visibility and insights to further improve student outcomes.

After successfully partnering with Dell to expand a 1:1 laptop program for its high school students in 2013, the Henrico County School Board voted unanimously to award two four-year contracts to Dell that will supply devices to its elementary and middle school students and teachers.

Dell and Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) have also worked to enhance professional learning (PL) for Henrico educators and staff, a partnership that dates back to 2006.

From the co-development of the Teacher Innovation Progress (TIP) chart to the scaled implementation of Reflective Friends in 2010–14, HCPS educators and Dell have worked together to reinforce powerful learning outcomes for youth and adults alike.

Maryville City Schools chose Dell’s ‘Built for School’ Latitude 13 Education Series laptop to help connect students with limitless learning opportunities in grades 4-12.

Through its iReach-Limitless Learning initiative, the district and its technology partners will provide each student in grades K-12 with a Dell Latitude 13 laptop to enrich their educational experiences. Teachers in the district will also receive Dell devices to maximize their creativity, innovation and professionalism in the classroom.

“Curriculum-as-a-Service” will allow teachers and students to share materials and collaborate on a global level, leveraging lesson plans and content that span across schools, districts, time zones and continents.

Adaptive and game-based testing technologies will make it possible to personalize student assessment as tests become “smart” and personalized to students’ course progress and learning style. Students will be able to move away from memorization toward problem-solving, inquiry-based learning and self-guided investigations.