The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

Students now have access to over 250 unique courses that cater to their interests. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) implemented in 2011. The three guiding tenets of our BYOD initiative are to enhance learning, increase productivity, and conduct better research. Creation of a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers implemented in 2013 by Laura Fleming.

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Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

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Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership. Digital leadership is not new construct of leadership. Teachers were empowered to take risks, given access and tools, but never forced to “use technology.”

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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For example, while Linson’s district avoided grants for most of their initiative, they knew that many teachers would need assistance using the new digital tools. During Ann’s leadership at East Noble School Corporation, the district received the Indiana Chapter of CoSN’s Excellence in Vision Team Award, was selected as a Project Red Signature District and selected to the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The engaging aspects of technology today and ubiquitous access to information provide constant engagement to learners of all ages. They have embraced this digital world as it provides consistent relevance and meaning through an array of interactive experiences. I also pull on leadership strategies presented in the best-selling book Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times (2014). The concepts of digital learning will be presented and discussed.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

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Teachers at the cutting edge of this work are asking students to use technology to access and synthesize information in the service of finding solutions to multifaceted, complex problems they might encounter in the real world. Access to mobile technology especially has helped students feel comfortable in the role of digital creator. Exposure during teacher training would help seed good practices early and ingrain digital literacy as an important skill for students to learn.