Reasons for the change <br />“Schools and colleges should deliver course content to the cell phones that students use to talk and text every day. ”<br />Education Secretary Arne Duncun<br />The use of electronic devices in the classroom may increase student performance <br />Allowing students use their electronic devices may help students feel connected to school and reduce dropout and truancy rates. <br />
Evaluation of the change process <br />(Kotter, 2006,p. 243) <br />
Forming a powerful coalition<br />The coalition of APs assessed : <br />Students were suspended due to violation of the policy <br />Students still used the devices and would be truant or tardy from first period. <br />
Creating a vision<br />Changes<br />Students will be allowed to use their electronic devices before 7.20am <br />Teachers will use electronic devices as instructional tools <br />
Planning and creating systematic wins.<br />Administration did not share the details of the success or failure of the plan <br />Conforming teachers created their own short term goals and successes<br />
Consolidating improvements and still <br />providing more change<br />No changes made in the vision or the plan from the administration <br />
Institutionalizing new approaches <br />Change 1<br />Change 2<br />
References <br />Kotter, J. P. (2006). Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail (chap. 10, pp. 239–251). In Gallos, J. V. (Ed.), Organization development: A Jossey-Bass reader. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.<br /> <br />Stock Photography: Download Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images. (n.d.). Stock Photography: Download Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images. Retrieved April 13, 2011, from http://www.dreamstime.com/<br />eChalk Inc.. (n.d.). eChalk Inc.. Retrieved April 13, 2011, from http://hastings.aliefisd.net/home.aspx?goto=home<br />news. (n.d.). Cell phones used to deliver course content | Technologies | eSchoolNews.com. eSchool News, School Technology News and Resources for Today's K-12 and Higher-Ed Educators. Retrieved April 13, 2011, from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/07/06/cell-phones-used-to-deliver-course-content/<br />
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