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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.


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