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Powerful Learning

power.pngIn 2014, NPAS implemented our digital learning environment, Powerful Learning. A digital learning environment (DLE) is a student-centered framework where opportunities for learning and access to educational resources are available anytime, anywhere, for everyone.

Current Student Device Framework

The outline below briefly describes the framework of student devices at different grade levels. For more detailed information, click one of the links found in the navigation menu on the left-side of this page. The FAQs link can be a helpful place to find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Grades K-1 

  • Classroom sets of iPads, 2:1 ratio (2 students per 1 iPad)
  • Devices stay at school, in the classroom
  • Limited screen time with teacher guided lessons
  • Learning station activities with shared partner interactions

Grades 2-5 

  • Classroom sets of Chromebooks, 1:1 ratio (1 student per 1 Chromebook)
  • Devices stay at school, in the classroom
  • A variety of technology resources are introduced to support student learning
  • Students in grade 5 receive a new Chromebook to use through middle school (grade 8) 

Grades 6-12

  • Students begin using school Chromebooks as take-home devices
  • Students are responsible for charging and caring for their devices
  • Increased focus on communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking
  • Students in grade 9 receive a new Chromebook to use through high school (grade 12)