Details about Waukesha ONE

  • All students will have access to devices.  Students in grades 2-12 will exist in a take home model where each student is assigned a device that the student will use and maintain over an identified number of years. Students in younger grades will transition to this model as the classroom teacher sees fit.  As we move to a more personalized model of flexible instruction and learning, the strength of a device designed for individual use, integration, and innovation is a perfect match for the goals of thenew educational paradigm the district embraces. In a self-managed model, one device is provided to each student by the School District of Waukesha. That device is the property of the School District of Waukesha and must be returned at the end of a refresh cycle.

    In a self-managed model, the student (and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s)) can utilize the iPad as if it is their own. The student has permission to utilize a district provided email address on the device, to maintain a calendar on the device, and to utilize the iPad to maximize his/her own productivity and efficiency for educational purposes. Apps will be selected by teachers to help enhance instruction and learning. 

    The School District of Waukesha’s Technology Department provides a “protected sandbox” for students to work and learn in.  This means that while at school, students are given the freedom to explore and try new things; however, some protections and controls will be in place to maintain a safe learning environment for all. One key element of the plan is educating and preparing parents/guardians to provide similar protection and safety for students while outside of school.

    In the event that a device is damaged, the Technology Department has devised an action plan to provide the student with a working device quickly to avoid unreasonable loss of instructional time.  Damage, loss, or theft are key elements within the programs sustainability.  The district will set forth expectations related to accountability, liability, and insurance.


    To view our program overview publication, Waukesha One - Keys to Success, use one of the links below.

      pdf    PDF Version of Waukesha One - Keys to Success

    ibooks iBooks Version of Waukesha One - Keys to Success (formatted for reading on an iPad)


    *Hint: To open in iBooks on an iPad, users should visit the link from the Safari browser (it will not open properly from Chrome browser on an iPad)