New Chromebooks for Farmingdale School District Students
Approximately two thousand new Chromebooks are in the process of being distributed to select grades in the Farmingdale School District for the 2018-19 school year.
Grades 10-12 were given the opportunity to pick up their computers prior to the start of classes, and all elementary students (grades 3-4) will receive their Chromebooks during the first week of school.
This distribution marks the third phase of the One-to-World Learning Initiative, a collaborative effort led by Dr. William Brennan, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Organizational Development and successfully implemented by teachers and administrators. The program aims to transform the process of teaching and learning, and affords students the opportunity to cultivate skills such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Phase One of the program began in 2016 with an initial distribution to the sixth grade, followed by Phase Two in 2017, which delivered computers to grades four through eight.
In early September, Dr. Brennan and Farmingdale High School Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson will host grade-level assemblies to address the appropriate use, procedures, and responsibilities that all students are expected to adhere while the computers are in their possession. Similar to the Howitt Middle School support system, Farmingdale High School has established their own Daler Depot to provide maintenance and tech support its students.