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Additional Talent21 Laptop Pickup Dates Announced


Image of Dell 2110 Laptop Great news for parents of rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders who have not yet picked up their child's laptop - additional dates and times have been added to the first week of school!

The dates of distribution will be Tuesday, September 6 - Thursday, September 8, 2011. There will be both afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday, August 6th and evening hours on Wednesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 8th. A maximum of 5 students can be accommodated per time slot and the slots are available on a first come, first served basis.

For students who are picking up a laptop for the first time, the whole process should take 30-45 minutes. For those who had the laptops last year, the process is shorter (about 15-20 minutes). Sign ups are available at http://www.ltps.org/laptop.

For all pickup dates, a parent/guardian AND the student must attend. Important topics such as basic care of the computer, insurance, district policies & procedures, and parent/student responsibilities will be discussed at the time of distribution.

For questions or more information, please contact Steven Prentiss at (609) 671-5410 or sprentiss@ltps.org.

 

Talent21 Laptop Pickup Dates Announced


Parents of rising 6th & 8th graders can now select a date and time to pick up their child's laptop. The dates of distribution will be Monday, August 15 - Thursday, August 18, 2011 and Monday, August 22 - Thursday, August 25, 2011. There will be both afternoon and evening hours on all days. A maximum of 5 students can be accommodated per time slot and the slots are available on a first come, first served basis. The whole process should take 30-45 minutes.

In addition, parents of rising 7th graders who were already issued a computer last school year can also schedule a time to pickup their child's laptop. Over the summer, our tech department re-imaged the computers and made whatever repairs were necessary, so your child's computer should be as good as new. The dates of 7th grade laptop distribution will be Monday, August 29 - September 1, 2011. There will be both afternoon and evening hours on all days. A maximum of 5 students can be accommodated per time slot and the slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Since the 7th grade students are already familiar with their laptops, the pickup should only take 15-30 minutes.

For all pickup dates, a parent/guardian AND the student must attend. Important topics such as basic care of the computer, insurance, district policies & procedures, and parent/student responsibilities will be discussed at the time of distribution.

For questions or more information, please contact Steven Prentiss at (609) 671-5410 or sprentiss@ltps.org.

Talent21 Introduction for Rising 6th & 8th Graders

Rising 6th and 8th grade students are invited to participate in a Introduction to Talent 21 workshop. This workshop will be an introduction to the netbook and student email account, with an emphasis on proper care, safe use, and information literacy skills.  We will explore some of the programs that come pre-installed that allow students to create dynamic projects and presentations.  We will also go over some web 2.0 tools that will enable better communication and collaboration in the classroom and beyond.

There will be both morning and afternoon sessions on Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 15 and Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21, 2011. Signups for all sessions are available at http://www.ltps.org/T21Intro.

Parent Information Night

Last year, the Lawrence Township Public Schools were awarded the Teaching and Learning with Essential New Technologies in the 21st Century (Talent21 Grant) in the amount of over $1.4 million. For the second consecutive year, this grant will provide a new laptop for each rising 6th grade student, giving them the opportunity to be digital learners and citizens in the 21st Century.

Parents and guardians of rising 6th graders are invited to information session on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 7pm in the Lawrence Intermediate School cafeteria, where you will learn about this exciting and innovative program and will be able to see the computers in use. LTPS staff will be available to answer your questions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lawrence Intermediate School Cafeteria
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
(students are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians)

Questions: contact Steven Prentiss at (609) 671-5410 or sprentiss@ltps.org.

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Congressman Pays a Visit to Lawrence Intermediate School to See New Technology Program in Action

By Michael Ratcliffe
Published in the Lawrenceville Patch on January 22, 2011

During a recent visit to Lawrence Intermediate School, U.S. Congressman Rush Holt got an up-close look at how the Lawrence Township public school district is using a $1.4 million grant to improve students' learning opportunities and help them become proficient with modern technology.

The grant, awarded to the township last June by the New Jersey Department of Education through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, covers two years of funding for a program at LIS called Talent 21 – Teaching and Learning with Essential New Technologies in the 21st Century.

Holt, a Democrat who represents New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, which includes Lawrence Township, toured several sixth-grade classrooms on Jan. 13 to speak with students and watch as they used the individual laptop computers they were issued as part of the Talent 21 program. More...

Talent 21 Parent Workshops Held

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 and Thursday, October 28, 2010, the Lawrence Township Public Schools held two sessions of a Talent 21 Parent Workshop entitled Your Child in a Connected World.

November Learning LogoIn these workshops, Jennifer Beine and Brian Mull from November Learning discussed the tools your child and their teachers are using to further their learning. Jennifer and Brian explained how these new tools can help students reach higher levels of thinking. They also provided simple steps parents can begin taking into the home to help build a safer globally connected online experience for children.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at http://jenniferbeine.wikispaces.com/Parent+Training. The agenda contains links to some of the sites offering free tools your child and their teachers may be using this year and has some great examples of projects competed using these tools.

Thursday's session was videotaped and we hope to have that posted to this site soon. In addition, we will be offering these workshops for parents throughout the year, so if you were unable to attend there will be other opportunities in the future.