Team of 7 teachers to oversee 1-1 initiative

A group of middle school faculty members will serve as Technology Integration Specialists and oversee the one-to-one initiative planned for the 2013-2014 school year, Director of Studies Liz Resnick announced in an email to faculty. The first step of the Technology Plan includes the new requirement of seventh graders to bring their laptops to class. […]

1-1 plan to begin this fall

The “One-to-One” initiative, which aims to enable every student at the Middle School to have their own computing device, is on course to be implemented in fall of 2013, Director of Studies Liz Resnick said. Though the specifics of the initiative, such as the types of devices and mode of implementation, have not yet been […]

Teachers to post syllabi on the Hub

By Jessica Lee Canvas, dubbed ‘The Hub’ by the Educational Technology Committee, will replace Moodle and course materials on the school and departmental websites this year. Students can visit The Hub at or via the Harvard-Westlake website. With The Hub, teachers will be able to reduce the administrative workload in their courses and students […]

Laptop usage gives preview of school-wide distribution

By Ali Pechman The upper school library will be equipped with laptops available for check out next year in a move to transition towards an eventual distribution of a laptop for each student within the next two to three years. Middle school students, who have on the whole been exposed to more advanced technology at […]