On Monday, George Mason High School started giving out MacBook Air laptops to George Mason students as part of the Falls Church City Public Schools’ (FCCPS) Personalized Learning program. Personalized Learning, an FCCPS program that has been in the making for three years, is designed to encourage students to use digital technology as an academic tool.
In 2013, FCCPS gave faculty and staff at the school access to Mac laptops and iPads to aid in classroom instruction and organization. And now this year, FCCPS has expanded the program to all students at the school in an attempt to increase the use of educational technology in the classroom and at home.
Tyrone Byrd, the principal at George Mason, said that through Personalized Learning “students will have greater access to the tools that will serve [as] the foundation of the tools they will use as they enter postsecondary schools and the workforce in the 21st century.”