One-to-One Computing



Pam Betten, Director
One-to-One Computing
520.545.2144 Fax
2238 East Ginter Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
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Read all about this year's One-to-One Consortium 2012.

The Mission of SUSD’s One-to-One Computing program is to prepare our students for a diverse, changing, democratic society through engaging students with a 21st Century learning experience and improving academic achievement by transforming learning from teacher-centered to student-centered. Sunnyside’s One-to-One program is devoted to developing an equitable, innovative, student-centered and future-oriented learning environment. At Sunnyside, the one-to-one program design is a learning environment in which every student, grades 4-12, is provided a laptop on a direct and continuous basis throughout the school day and beyond.  Coupled with a comprehensive professional development design for teachers, we have changed the architecture of learning with the primary goal being improved student achievement.

One-to-One @ Sunnyside
In a one-to-one teaching and learning environment, each participating student is provided access to a wireless laptop (or approved alternative computing device) on a direct and continuous basis throughout the school day, and beyond, if possible.... It is the intent of one-to-one programs to empower students with “anytime and anywhere” learning...

To be effective, one-to-one teaching and learning must attend to a structured process of change that will transform learning from teacher-centered to student-centered. Environmental and cultural readiness, advanced planning, teacher and staff preparation, professional learning and evaluation are strategic elements of a one-to-one program.

In addition to providing each student with direct, consistent access to a laptop, successful one-to-one programs allow for:

  • Students to take charge of his/her own learning through experiential and virtual project and problem-based, multidisciplinary activities in “just in time” formats.
  • Parents/caregivers to communicate with their children’s teachers and view daily classroom work, homework and student achievement to help ensure progress and academic growth.
  • Each teacher to interact one-on-one with students and parents/caregivers, to keep apprised of each student’s progress through online assessment tools, to integrate online content and learning resources with curriculum and instruction, and to expand learning beyond the walls of the classroom.
  • Each teacher to determine the best classroom management and configuration for optimal teaching and learning for all students. This will include students working