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GCI Deployment to 8th Grade Students
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Friday, July 07, 2017
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The Grundy County Department of Education is pleased to announce GCI (Growing, Creating, and Innovating), the digital initiative by which eighth grade students will engage in a blended learning curriculum through the use of their individually assigned Chromebook for the 2017-18 school year. During the 2016-2017 school year, the director, Jessie Kinsey and the GCI Advisory team visited Maryville City Schools to learn more about the implementation of digital learning. This opportunity became a reality when the Grundy County Board of Education passed the motion at a recent school board meeting. Teachers of eighth grade students participated in technology learning opportunities and visited Warren County Middle School to shadow teachers using digital devices to implement their curriculum through blended learning. Students competed by school to design a logo for the GCI digital initiative and the GCI advisory team chose the logo designed by Pelham Elementary School student, Kennedy Landis' to represent the district. All upcoming eighth grade students who are enrolled in Grundy County Schools will be eligible to receive a Chromebook for a $40.00 user charge each year. Additionally, protective covers will be dispersed. Prior to deployment, parents/ guardians and students will be required to attend an information session where they will learn about the initiative and their responsibilities while in possession of the Chromebooks, will view a short film, and will sign paper-work. Students who do not wish to be assigned a Chromebook for the 2017-2018 year may be a day user at no charge. Please check back on the district website, for updates and information regarding GCI. For more information or questions, please email or call 931-692- 3467. The deployment of the devices will be at the following schools on the following dates and times. Tracy City Elementary: Monday, July 17th, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Coalmont Elementary: Tuesday, July 18th, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. North Elementary: Wednesday, July 19th, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Palmer Elementary: Thursday, July 20th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Swiss Memorial Elementary: Thursday, July 20th, 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Pelham Elementary: Friday, July 21st, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Grundy County High School: July 22nd, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m

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