This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.
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The goal of stimulating “deeper learning” for students aspires to fuse academic learning with real-world application—to help students develop deeper content knowledge along with the ability to apply what they’ve learned and the skills they’ve acquired to new tasks and settings. Some districts have determined how to meet these two goals — the pursuit of deeper learning and the sustainability of 1-to-1 — with a single strategy. They train students to handle technical support. Download this informative THE Journal report as two school districts share best practices for developing a student staffed tech support program.