Shrewsbury's Digital Conversion

1:1 Technology Program

The Shrewsbury Public Schools have been committed to the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. In December of 2011, the School Committee voted to accept a set of strategic priorities that included having all students in grades 5-12 being educated in 1:1 learning environments by 2016. This goal was achieved in the fall of 2015, when SHS began its 1:1 iPad program.

Shrewsbury's entry into 1:1 programming began in the fall of 2012 with 5th and 6th graders at Sherwood Middle School. Since this initial work, much has been learned and the opportunities and innovations within the educational sector continue to grow. Given this, On January 7th, 2015, the Shrewsbury School Committee voted to accept the recommendations presented to them by Shrewsbury teachers and administrators that would move Shrewsbury into the next iteration of its 1:1 digital conversion initiative.

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential." - Steve Ballmer