Chromebook Deployment in Southside Virginia

Student typing on computer.

During the January SVRTC meeting, members from seventeen SVRTC school divisions (Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Danville, Franklin City, Halifax, Hopewell, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Petersburg, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George and Sussex), with a total of twenty-nine professions were present to learn how Danville City schools distributed Chromebooks to their students. 

Cori Sowers, Lead Instructional Technology Resource Teacher at Danville Public Schools, shared how they started the process in 2016 with parent/student sessions to discuss Do’s and Don’ts with the Chromebooks.  She also discussed student/parent responsibility and the equipment agreement and equipment use policy and the district’s policy on fees in case of damaged devices. Her presentation included the Google Sheets used to keep the deployment of devices organized across the personnel involved in deployment, technical support and damages, as well as the collection of devices. Here is a link to her presentation, “1:1 Chromebook Deployment”.  The presentation also includes blank organizational templates for others to copy and use.