BYODevice Committee Update

BYODevice committee update

The committee work to develop policy norms, for device usage at school, continues.  First conversations have begun for writing a contract that best supports education and community needs.  (See overview below).

Be part of the process!!
Join us today (4-11-18), at noon in Marla's room.

~ What about kids who don't care about the rules
     ~ Can a contract make a difference
     ~ Student arrest policy
          ~ No one wants be the "cop"
     ~ Should be one of the data points for deselection--not the decider but, used along with other behavioral considerations.
          ~ If deselection is a check list, appropriate phone usage could work for you or against you.
     ~ FYI: cell phones are not a right for anyone at Steller
     ~ Norm should include parents
          ~ "If I'm agreeing not to answer a text from mom during class; mom should agree not to text me during class"
~ We should worry about creating a Norm that we can all agree to follow
     ~ Let's focus on creating the contract
         ~ Don't worry, at this stage about consequences.  Lets work on the Norm of correct behavior
         ~ It has to be fair -- can't interfere with the culture of Responsible Freedom
         ~ To strengthin class rules for teachers that need support
         ~ Find positive statements for behavior without specific DON'Ts

~ A good start
         ~ We only use our phones during class (in or out of the classroom) when teacher has given specific permission.
               ~ In class, phone is used for only academic purposes
               ~ We refrain from using our devices during passing period

Next Week:  Create contract & plan a trial run before the end of the year.