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Friday , 25 September 2020
Rachelle Poirier, left, and Charlene Harper, right, at Holy Cross Elementary School in Cold Lake. Image supplied.

LCSD offering up nearly 400 devices to help students keep learning

Rachelle Poirier, left, and Charlene Harper, right, at Holy Cross Elementary School in Cold Lake. Image supplied.

Lakeland Catholic School District has begun the deployment of 380 devices division-wide this week in order to support its plan for student home learning.

All LCSD families and students from K-12 in Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and Waskatenau have the opportunity to access academic and elective courses digitally using a variety of familiar platforms, which they were using prior to the education disruption.

Students and families were surveyed regarding their technology needs before the implementation of home learning, which commenced last Wednesday.

LCSD families who identified as requiring technology to support home learning for their child/children were able to communicate their needs with the schools and division through this survey.

This approach to learning was developed with a focus on the online digital safety of our students and staff, and provides the flexibility required to meet the unique needs of our students.

Based on these needs, the Technology Department within LCSD coordinated a deployment plan to lend devices to students to complete their school work at home during the disruption.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.