Lynbrook UFSD Technology Assurance Protocols
The Lynbrook UFSD established its “One to World” educational technology program in 2014. By the end of 2016, the District had provided all students in grades 6-12 with a computing device to facilitate learning. The current public health crisis revealed the need for this program to expand into all grades K-5. Therefore, throughout the spring and summer 2020, the District placed orders that will provide a computing device to all students. With this order, the District will also give a computer to all teachers who do not currently have a district-issued one.
The District surveyed parents to determine which homes had insufficient bandwidth to fulfill the requirements of this program. The District has made provisions through its partners at Nassau BOCES to provide high-speed Internet through the services of Altice to homes that have insufficient bandwidth.
Global supply chain issues may cause a delay in the delivery of the ordered devices. If the public health crisis worsens in early fall and requires a return to all remote learning, the District will provide its available supply of machines to students whose families do not have a sufficient number of devices to conduct remote education.
With the above considerations in mind, if all students have devices and high-speed Internet access, students will participate in daily live interactive instruction in both the remote and blended models hosted by platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Cisco WebEx. In this case, students would demonstrate their knowledge of the learning standards through various formative and summative assessments hosted in our learning management systems Seesaw (K-3) and Schoology (4-12), including but not limited to cumulative projects and portfolios, end-of-unit or chapter tests, scheduled and impromptu quizzes, exit tickets, online polls, submitted homework and coursework, and recorded or documented performance tasks. If there is a time period where all students do not have devices and high-speed Internet access, paper equivalents of both the aforementioned instructional and assessment materials will be made available to all students. Assignments would be collected and graded on paper similar to the online submissions.