WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Public Schools recently received a $5,000 donation from Wakefield Co-operative Bank (www.wakefieldcoop.com) to support the school system’s “Bring Your Own Device” initiative.
The “Bring Your Own Device” program was implemented during the 2013-2014 school year with the purpose of incorporating technology into various facets of learning and teaching in and outside of the classroom. Students are now encouraged to bring laptops to class, correspond with teachers via e-mail, and check class agendas and assignments online.
The bank’s $5,000 donation will help provide laptops to students who may not be able to purchase their own device at this time.
“We appreciate the investment that the Co-operative Bank has made in our schools,” said Dr. Stephen Zrike, superintendent of Wakefield schools. “Specifically, their support of our BYOD program helps us to ensure that every child has access to a 21st century learning experience.”