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Superintendent Noris Price of Baldwin County School District received the President’s Award from the Georgia School Superintendents Association.

Noris Price received the Georgia School Superintendents Association’s President Award for her work on student achievement, improvements to Baldwin County School District buildings, and the launch of a Montessori Academy.

Providers respond: “What are some common misconceptions schools have when purchasing charging and storage platforms? How can K12 leaders plan to make the right purchase for their district?”

Charging and storage capabilities: Alabama, California, Pennsylvania and Texas districts at a glance

Mike Daugherty is director of technology and information systems at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools in Ohio.

Here are three communication strategies to help educate families and keep them connected when implementing new technology initiatives.

Districts moving aggressively into personalized learning covet IT leaders who not only understand instruction, but who also have the technology chops to make decisions about devices and networks.

5/15/2018

Before transformative change can occur in a school system, the culture must be ready for it. Fostering a culture where new ideas are welcomed, risks are taken and failures are learned from will enable innovation to flourish and lay the groundwork for the success of any initiative.

At the Arcadia USD in California, administrators have created a thriving culture of innovation for all staff and students. Initiating a 1:1 program, piloting a Personalized Learning Lab school, implementing a new approach to PD and creating a digital communication internship are just a few examples.

The Pennsbury School District in Pennsylvania has embarked on a wide ranging Future Ready initiative, seeking to provide ubiquitous access to technology for its 10,500 students while creating a culture of digital, personalized teaching and learning. The initiative included replacing outdated desktops and shared laptop carts with 1:1 Chromebooks and updating the district’s technology infrastructure. Crucial to its success, has been taking an inclusive approach to ensure that the perspectives of all members of the community were included in developing the initiative.

4/5/2018

Planning, implementing and maintaining large-scale district technology initiatives can be difficult, particularly when budgets are tight and IT departments are understaffed. But by involving students in leading these efforts, districts are able to address their technology personnel needs while providing students with expanded real-world learning opportunities.

3/6/2018

The Pennsbury School District in Pennsylvania has embarked on a wide ranging Future Ready initiative, seeking to provide ubiquitous access to technology for its 10,500 students while creating a culture of digital, personalized teaching and learning.

At the fast-growing Manor Independent School District located outside of Austin, Texas, over 38 percent of students are English language learners. These students are expected to master the same standards as their native English-speaking peers. Meredith Roddy, Director of Bilingual and ESL Programs, is tasked with closing the achievement gap between ELL students and native English-speaking students.

“I think of it as an opportunity,” says Roddy. “It’s about finding the right resources to engage ELL students with language and content area learning.”

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