Off-Campus Learning Best Practices: Develop a Connectivity Plan

Written by Kajeet on October 25, 2016

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Now that you have your team in place, it’s time to start planning.

Creating a plan shouldn’t seem like a daunting process. In fact, having a plan in place with goals, objectives, action items, timeline, budget, and ways to measure, ensures buy-in from the administration which can lead to success.

SMART TIP: Need help developing your connectivity plan? Here is a sample plan to help with this process.

It is likely that your off-campus connectivity strategy is tied to a larger plan, like your district’s technology or mobile learning plan. Begin there.

Your Plan Should:
  • Define success based on measurable data (e.g. increase in student attendance, parent engagement, student test scores, graduation rates, student engagement, etc.)
  • Ensure you have unfettered access to the data.
  • Ensure any set goals tie off-campus connectivity to your core instructional goals.
  • Define how to gather support and participation of all of your interdisciplinary team members.

Indicate a specific funding source or plan to secure funding from that source.

State timeframes and deadlines. Include time to procure the devices and service, staff training, device testing, student and/or library deployment, health checks and program evaluation, results analysis meetings.

Points and Details to Consider:
  • Which students/schools need intervention? How do you know? Can connectivity help them?
  • Could (or should) your plan support Title I Parental Involvement goals?
  • Will you assign a Kajeet SmartSpot® to each student or create a library lending model?
  • How do SmartSpots get from the warehouse into student’s hands?

 

Topics: Mobile Broadband, WiFi for Students, Tools and Tips, SmartSpot


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