Planning for 1-to-1

Engage school community

Communicate with stakeholders linking 1-to-1 programs to key priorities. A successful communication strategy requires the full involvement of all staff and interested community members.

This may include elements such as

  • Presentations to parent groups
  • Presentations to business and community groups
  • Information packs for stakeholders
  • A newsletter that promotes the vision for a 1-to-1 program in your school; and
  • Promotion of your 1-to-1 rationale on your school website.

Video: Engaging School Community: Lowanna Secondary College


Promote the benefits of implementing a 1-to-1 program such as the ability of mobile devices to allow students access to learning anywhere, anytime. Personal access to devices enables students to learn independently, collaborate with peers and communicate their understandings using rich media. Have your students involved in your presentations as they can best express their enthusiasm for the program.

A 1-to-1 program can improve home to school links. Research shows students with interested and involved parents demonstrate better educational outcomes. A well-structured parent information session will ensure your 1-to-1 program is supported and embraced. To obtain a positive result, use a combination of communication tactics, including written documentation, parent meetings and opportunities for one-on-one discussions.

Have you considered?

  • How can you demonstrate to teachers some of the exciting things students may use devices for?
  • How will you publicly celebrate success of your program?
  • Have you provided a range of opportunities for parents to learn about the program?
  • Have you involved students in developing the communication strategy?


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