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  • Supplemented by preliminary Quantitative survey questions
  • 93% - Believes in the laptop initiative.
  • 74% Advocates for policies that support our 1:1 Initiative at the district level.
  • 85% Makes sure teachers have access to technology tools that facilitates their work (e.g., smartboards, classroom management software)76% - Ensures technical support is available.76% - Ensures an appropriate infrastructure is maintained (e.g. wireless connection, IT support, server space) in the school.
  • 84% - Encourages teachers to incorporate innovative technology into their instructional strategies.
  • 77% - Effectively communicates with teachers via technology.
  • 70% Makes sure that opportunities for professional development are available.70% Supports professional development by providing resources such as substitutes, release time, etc.
  • 70% Requests feedback from teachers about the 1:1 Initiative.
  • 69%Involves teachers and students in evaluating 1:1 integration.
  • A Framework For Effective Leadership For 1 1 Schools

    1. 1. A Framework for Effective Leadership for 1:1 Schools<br />Lee Johnson, Clara Hess, Candace Hargraves-Peters, and Frances Bradburn<br />July 9, 2009<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br /><ul><li>What the data says . . .
    3. 3. Focus group interviews
    4. 4. Comments on surveys
    5. 5. ISTE and COSN Administrator Standards
    6. 6. What it looks like on the ground . . .
    7. 7. Experiences of 1:1 Principal and TFs</li></li></ul><li>Framework<br />Vision<br />Advocacy<br />Infrastructure<br />Psychosocial Support<br />Modeling<br />Professional Development<br />Shared Decision Making<br />Evaluation<br />
    8. 8. Setting Vision and Expectations<br />Articulate a vision, exhibit excitement and buy-in.<br />Understand that incorporating technology may take more time for some people while others can act as technology leaders.<br />Indicate that the initiative is not a passing fad. <br />
    9. 9. Advocacy<br />Leverage strategic partnerships to support the initiative.<br />Convene stakeholders to contribute to the development of technology-infused strategic plans.<br />Provide opportunities to showcase student work with stakeholders.<br />
    10. 10. Infrastructure<br />Secure or purchase needed resources (hardware, software, tech support, access to websites).<br />Arrange schedules to allow for common planning time and group reflection.<br />Establish flexible policies supportive to technology in the classroom. <br />
    11. 11. Psychosocial Support<br />Provide encouragement, visit the classroom, help with curriculum integration. <br />Encourage teachers to try innovative teaching strategies; reward the frequent, purposeful, and effective use of technology for learning.<br />Are adaptable, show contingency plans when things do not go as expected. <br />
    12. 12. Modeling<br />Use a laptop rather than desktop. <br />Model responsible social interactions.<br />Promote effective communication and collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, students using digital tools. <br />Implement integrated technology-based systems to support management and operations.<br />
    13. 13. Professional Development<br />Encourage faculty to attend PD and make time and funding available. <br />Provide training opportunities specific to teacher needs. <br />Respond to requests for assistance.<br />Monitor teacher integration during classroom visits.<br />
    14. 14. Shared Decision Making<br />Provide a time for team problem solving.<br />Include others in decision making (e.g., policies, regarding which software to purchase).<br />Trust teachers to make sound professional decisions about instruction. <br />
    15. 15. Evaluation<br />Provide a time for getting and providing feedback. <br />Establish metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve educator and student performance.<br />
    16. 16. What Effective 1:1 Teaching Looks Like<br />Lee Johnson, Candace Hargraves-Peters, Brent Bryant, Jeremiah McCluney, and Frances Bradburn<br />July 9, 2009<br />