This grant will provide for the purchase of student Chromebook computers and a learning management system to use with the Chromebooks for the San Jacinto Unified School District alternative to suspension program. This program is new to SJUSD and is also known as the "Student Success Room" which was established to support students who would otherwise receive an off-campus suspension for a behavioral incident. The program serves middle school and high school students, sixth through twelfth grade. With the recommendation of a school administrator, parents may choose to have their child participate in the program in lieu of the Off-Campus Suspension.
The two schools within the San Jacinto Unified School District that provide the "student success room" is San Jacinto High School and North Mountain Middle School. The technology grant will allow the District and teachers to interface digitally with students and allow for teachers to give online feedback to students in all subject areas. This grant will also allow students with limited technology access outside of the classroom to have it in their daily curriculum.
How Many will Benefit?
Approximately 2500 students will benefit from the learning management system to use with Chromebooks at both San Jacinto High School and North Mountain Middle School. Learning management systems are an integral part of the eLearning design and development process and provides many benefits such as organizing content, track student progress and performance, and increase social learning.
With the close relationship between Hemet Sunset Rotary Club and the San Jacinto Education Foundation, the Rotary club has been involved from the beginning concept of the grant. The Rotary club will visit classrooms using the new technology and will assist in learning where possible. The Rotary Club will observe the training of teachers and then the training of the students. The Rotary Club will provide incentives for individual learning when using the new technology. When classrooms reach specific goals the Rotary club will acknowledge their achievements.
The Rotary Club members will participate in any way the schools will include in the new programs. Some members may be tutors assisting with lessons and learning how to use the new equipment. The Rotary Club will acknowledge specific benchmarks or goal achievements. Recognitions will be given for both individualized learning and for classroom levels of advancements. These incentives will be in addition to the grant funding.
Items are maintained by each site's assigned computer technician. They are responsible for making sure that the equipment is in good working order and updated as necessary. The on site computer technicians are overseen by the Director Technology for SJUSD. All items selected were evaluated by the district's technology team and are being supported by them as the proper equipment.
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DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.
Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.
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