Does Poor Technology Leadership Mean You’re a Poor Leader?
Dr. Scott McLeod gives his analysis of how poor technology leadership from administrators may lead to poor overall leadership in this article. This includes not allocating for sufficient professional development, limited technical support, inadequate planning for software purchases, and many other problems which plague technology initiatives within schools.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education outlined a Digital Textbook Playbook. Though the entire text is 67 pages long, it is a must-read for any district on how to integrate digital textbooks in the classroom. The format makes the reading much less painful than it sounds!
Key points of focus in the Digital Textbook Playbook include:
- Making the transition: Leaders focused on careful planning and teacher and community engagement
- Connectivity at school: Ensuring bandwidth is sufficient to serve faculty, students, and staff
- Connectivity beyond school: For digital learning to be successful, connectivity must expand beyond the walls of the school
- Device perspectives: Choosing the right device for your district is paramount to the success of your program
Moving to the digital age is not without challenges. Today’s leaders in education have a large task at hand. Atomic Learning has compiled resources to make technology planning easier.
- Aligning Curriculum and Technology (Free online on Thursday, March 29th, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM CDT)
- Technology Integration in a Small District
- Providing Tech Integration Professional Development for a Suburban School District