Research emphasized the importance of professional development, so after spending another year training teachers, the district rolled out a 1:1 device program.
Students in grades K–5 received touch devices. Chromebooks were the right fit for Royse City middle and high school students. During the first year of training, RCISD hired Cody Holt to run the C4L program.
“Originally there were going to be three people running the program. I’d do PD, someone would do bookkeeping, and someone would manage all the devices,” Mr. Holt explains. However, things don’t always go according to plan, and he soon found himself as the sole administrator of the C4L program. “But, they said, ‘You can use students
,’” he adds, smiling.