Learning Gets Personal

February 12, 2016

14,949 devices deployed so far!

Congratulations to Alpharetta HS, Autrey Mill MS, Bear Creek MS, Centennial HS, Crabapple MS, Dolvin ES, Haynes Bridge MS, Holcomb Bridge MS, Liberty Point ES, McNair MS, Mountain Park ES, Ridgeview MS, Shakerag ES, and Webb Bridge MS on successful device roll outs! This brings us to 14,949 devices deployed so far as a district.


These schools put so much effort into planning for seamless device deployments - but even more than that, into planning for how technology will be used to transform learning and teaching. Now the real work begins! See photos below on a few of the recent roll outs.

Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students - self-paced, access anytime in Edivate under Academics Support Catalog.
  • Design for Learning: Planning for Personalized Learning for ALL - training 2/22. Register in Edivate under Academic Support Catalog.
  • PBL Think Tank (Leaders) - training 2/22 and 3/7 (must attend both days). Register in Edivate under Academics Support Catalog.
  • PBL 101 (Teachers) - training 3/2. Register in Edivate under Academics Support Catalog.
  • Technology Tools for Student Voice & Choice - training 3/10 and 3/24. Register in Edivate under Instructional Technology Catalog.

School Spotlight: Dolvin ES

In the videos below Heather Cox, Vanguard Lead Coach, interviews Dolvin ES teachers on how they are approaching personalized learning in their classrooms.
Roving Reporter - School Spotlight: Dolvin - Personalized Learning
Roving Reporter - School Spotlight: Dolvin - Choice & Voice

Featured Device FAQ

Can parents purchase private insurance to cover damage or theft of a device?


Yes, parents can choose to purchase insurance for the device. Many insurance companies ask families to mail devices directly to the company for repair/replacement. Parents MAY ONLY use insurance companies with repair centers authorized by the device manufacturer, to avoid voiding our warranties.


Fulton has looked into the popular insurance companies and confirmed that:


  • ​Worth Ave Group does use authorized repair centers for ALL of our devices so this is an option for families.
  • Safeware uses authorized repair centers ONLY for the iPad, Chromebook, and Dell Latitude. Parents should NOT use this company for the Surface.


As it states in the device permission form that parents sign, the district is not responsible for communicating with insurance providers. Parents/guardians remain solely responsible for paying fees to the district. Also note that insurance companies typically cover theft, but not loss of a device.


See all FAQs on the personalized learning section of the employee portal.

Helpful Links

Questions?

General questions: Caitlin Day-Lewis, lewisc@fultonschools.org or 470-254-6790

Instructional questions: Hoke Wilcox, WilcoxH@fultonschools.org​ or 470-254-6876
Device questions: Farah Jetha, Jetha@fultonschools.org or 470-254-0041