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SPENCER TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY, IL
SHAWN JACKSON, PRINCIPAL
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, MI
LARRY BAKER, ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL OF OPERATIONS
SPEAK UP 2013 • NOW THROUGH DECEMBER
“LEARNING A VARIETY OF CONTENT AND SKILLS
ANYTIME, ANY PLACE WITH A SMALL DEVICE
LIGHT ENOUGH TO BE CARRIED IN ONE HAND.”
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH PROFESSOR IN LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
TAKING IT MOBILE: UNTETHERED LEARNING FOR 21ST CENTURY
"FOR YEARS, THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MOBILE AND SOCIAL
TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS HAS REVOLVED AROUND HOW TO
BLOCK IT," SAID NASSP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GERALD N.
TIROZZI. "BUT IT'S BECOMING INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT
SIMPLY BLOCKING SUCH TECHNOLOGIES DOES STUDENTS A
DISSERVICE. AN EDUCATION THAT FAILS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE
RESPONSIBLE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
PREPARES STUDENTS FOR OUR PAST, BUT NOT FOR THEIR
Value the role of your leadership team.
Study your school’s culture.
Plan and reﬁne continually.
Deﬁne measurable outcomes.
Experiment with apps to ﬁnd your work ﬂow.
Provide ample professional development opportunities.
Ensure a robust network.
Enlist parents and community in support of your program.
Increase student achievement and...what else??
Provide equitable access to technology and digital resources
Provide personalized learning opportunities anytime, anywhere?
Boost student engagement?
Increase student attendance rates?
Decrease student discipline events?
Increase faculty use of 21st century teaching practices?
Support project-based learning?
LML Guide for Administrators
Why do you want to implement mobile learning?
What is the learning problem you are trying to solve?
What technology will you require?
What skills will teachers and facilitators have to learn?
What would be the cost of implementation?
How can you facilitate acceptance?
How will you measure success?
Gathering stakeholder requirements.
Setting preliminary goals for the implementation.
Deciding in-house or external professional development.
Making preliminary design trade-oﬀs.
Identifying potential classrooms, schools, and/or grades to participate in the
Program Design: The core stakeholders reﬁne the goals and scope and plan
the professional practice, professional development, and evaluation for the
Procurement: Speciﬁc vendors are selected for the devices, networks,
software and professional development required by the program design.
Administration: Policies are developed as needed to support the program
Implementation and Roll-out Planning: The speciﬁc logistics and timelines
for implementing the project are planned
Purchase & install hardware, software, and connectivity
Install networks, image devices, connect services, and prepare for use of
devices by teachers and students
Perform initial professional development and training
Communicate the vision and purpose of the implementation to the
community, including parents and students
Digital citizenship instruction
Ongoing professional development for educators
Setting up and supporting professional learning communities
Showcasing eﬀective teaching and coaching models
Reﬂecting on pedagogical considerations
Reﬁning and setting up new assessment practices