Technology & Personalized Learning

The Upper Arlington City School District is a premier school district in Ohio and in the nation. Our legacy is built upon a history of focusing on what matters most for our students and taking a leadership position in education. 

Under the visionary leadership of the Upper Arlington Board of Education, the district launched a one-to-one technology program in December 2016 as part of our innovative strategic plan. One of the five goals in this community-developed strategic plan is the personalization of learning for all students. The district believes that it is essential to personalize learning to provide students with the tools and the opportunities that will both enhance educational experiences and ensure their readiness for the next phase of their lives.

Through the district's one-to-one technology program, students in kindergarten through grade 12 receive district-owned devices to use as tools to personalize their learning experience and support their success.

Important Device Information - Grades K-4 and New Families

Please see the links below for the timeline and plan for iPads distribution and collection.  Students in grades 5-12 already have their devices and do not need to do anything regarding collection or distribution.
 
Grade 4 Device Distribution - August 5 and 6, with a makeup day on August 10 - all grade 4 students will exchange their current device for a newer one 
 
K-3 and New Student Device Distribution - August 10 through August 18 - for all kindergarteners and new-to-the-district students, and any students in Grades 1-3 who did not pick up a device for distance learning in March
 
Grades 1-3 District-Issued Device Survey - for any grade 1-3 families who picked up a device for their student for distance learning in March - The technology department is asking these families to help us confirm the association of assets with students so that your student receives the appropriate grade level updates.

Technology Quick Links

Canvas (Grades 4-12)

Canvas is our learning management system for students in grades 4-12. It is a secure site in which students, teachers and parents can communicate about class experiences.

PowerSchool

PowerSchool provides access to grades, schedules and attendance information for families of students in kindergarten through grade 12.

UA Mobile Learning Resources

Resources to support learning and help you get the most out of your iPad and other technology tools

Mobile Learning Backgrounds

Here are some fun UA backgrounds you can use as wallpaper images on your iPad, or as virtual backgrounds in Zoom meetings, or both! 

Contact Information

Andy Hatton, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent of Learning and Leadership
[email protected]
 
M. Denise Lutz
Chief Technology Officer
[email protected]

Keith Pomeroy
Chief Academic Officer
[email protected]

Michelle Banks
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
[email protected]

Learning Technologies Survey

Our district wants to ensure that our one-to-one technology program has a positive impact on learning outcomes for all students. To inform our instructional practices, we gather data each year on hoow frequently five key elements of student learning - teamwork, critical thinking, personalized learning, communication and creation, and real-world engagemeent - are enhanced by technology in the classroom.
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