The weakest area of most school computing plans is the leadership

Alan November said:

Perhaps the weakest area of the typical one-to-one computing plan is the complete absence of leadership development for the administrative team – that is, learning how to manage the transition from a learning ecology where paper is the dominant technology for storing and retrieving information, to a world that is all digital, all the time.

via http://novemberlearning.com/educational-resources-for-educators/teaching-and-learning-articles/why-schools-must-move-beyond-one-to-one-computing

No argument here! See, for example:

If the leaders don't get it, it's not going to happen

3 Responses to “The weakest area of most school computing plans is the leadership”

  1. It’s all about the leadership. While we might argue about whether building supervisors really are the leaders of a school, what happens and does not happen all come from the top. I have been following this discussion in connection with teacher evaluation – here is another blog which explores this theme.

    http://teaching-abc.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership

  2. I could not agree more! After 23 years of working with districts, those that effectively create an engaged leadership team with each staff and board member addressing their appropriate roles and concerns, are the districts that have experienced systemic success. Tech really is a “team sport”!

  3. Effective leadership is key when trying to get anything done with technology. I’m here in Thailand and it’s coming along nicely. I was glad to see that they are organized at the international school level.

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