This post first appeared on eSchoolNews.
If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never know when you’ve arrived.
A defining trait of effective leadership in successful school technology programs is a well-defined vision of technology-aided teaching and learning that is shared with various constituents: administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students. A well-defined vision communicated effectively and consistently provides a common mission for the entire school and a rallying point for change.
Yet when I speak to teachers, they often question the purpose of the one-to-one program.
From our vantage point, school leaders need to do three things to make the most of the investment in technology :
- They need to work with their communities to articulate a clear vision for how new technology will improve instruction.
- They need to help educators imagine how new technologies can support those visions.
- They need to support teachers and students on a developmental journey that will take them from using technology for simply organizational and administrative tasks to using them as objects to spur thinking.
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