Ritenour High School launched a 1:1 technology initiative, called The Ritenour Tech Revolution, at the start of the 2016-2017 school year to reinforce the 21st century skills needed to be successful in college and careers.
As part of this initiative, every RHS student received a Chromebook at the start of the school year to use both in school and at home throughout the year. Chromebooks were distributed in July during a Parent-Student orientation session. Download the Parent/Student Chromebook Handbook
This initiative is not centered on one device, but rather the transformational teaching and learning opportunities for our students that will help them reach higher levels of success. This kind of 21st century learning focuses on increased student engagement and higher-level skills to problem solve, multitask, think creatively, collaborate effectively and communicate globally.
Some paper and pencil tasks already have been replaced with technological interactions in Ritenour classrooms preK-12. In the 2016-2017 school year, instruction in 21st century classrooms at Ritenour High will be a little different. Chromebooks will be used to replace some traditional textbook and notebook tasks. Through the use of technology, students will be able to access a multitude of online resources that were previously unavailable using traditional methods. Materials are available 24/7, which encourages work to be done outside of the traditional school day.
During the 2015-2016 school year, some RHS teachers piloted 1:1 instruction with Chromebooks regularly in their classrooms.