“In order to prepare our students for the challenges and possibilities of the 21st century, Wentzville R-IV will equip students with digital technology that will promote students engagement, enhance student communication skills, provide opportunities for research, and develop graduates who are ready for college and careers”
The Wentzville School District believes that to more effectively prepare students for life in today's 21st Century, they must be engaged and learning at school in the same fashion that they are engaged and learning outside of school. Because technology pervades all aspects of today's society, this means being adaptable to innovation, digitally savvy, and virtually connected.
Providing a free technology device to every student (often referred to as "one-to-one," or abbreviated "1:1") is just one of many strategies WSD employs to prepare students for success in today's world. In a 1:1 learning environment, students are provided netbooks to better equip them for anytime-anywhere learning, teachers receive continued professional development to better equip them to provide innovative instruction, and all consequently become the beneficiaries of 21st Century education.