The little district that did: Fairfield County Schools shares their 1:1 story

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director

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Fairfield County Schools, a small, high poverty school district in South Carolina is changing the future for their kids by transforming teaching and learning in the classroom. They’ve created an environment where children don’t just show up for class and get talked at by teachers, but where every child has access to the web and the technology that allows them to work together and learn from each other. Where they have the tools that make education accessible from anywhere and allow them to discover and explore using the web. Tune in to see what they did to leverage their available resources with a small team of committed leaders to make this change.


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Located in South Carolina, Fairfield County School District is composed of 9 schools that serve over 2900 students from Child Development through 12th grade.  Fairfield’s journey to 1:1 began in 2012, with a deployment of 150 Chromebooks and focused professional development targeting Google Apps.  Today, the district has over 1100 devices deployed and has plans to fully deploy an additional 1,400 devices to all students in grades 3-12.

Participants will:

  • Get an overview of the Google for Education solution
  • Hear the story of FCS and the details of what made their Chromebook roll-out so successful
  • Learn how Google tools are improving student learning, collaboration, and innovation
  • Be able to post their questions to FCS and Google


Webinar Speakers:

Brent Sarver, Education Program Manager, Google for Education 

Brent Sarver is the Education Program Manager for small to mid-sized districts in the Southeast.  He works as a thought partner for districts looking to use Google’s collaborative resources to positively impact the way students and teachers communicate and learn in today’s world. 

Dr. Claudia Edwards, Deputy Superintendent of Academics, Fairfield County Schools

Dr. Claudia Edwards is interested in utilizing technology tools to empower students to achieve at higher levels, while ensuring that every single student becomes a responsible digital citizen. She is passionate about equipping leaders and educators with digital tools to help them become the catalyst for transformative change in their respective schools and districts.




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