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Thanks, Keith,

I'm sure it's being said (that PD is necessary). The "hearing it" is what concerns me. Money seems to be found for equipment but when it comes to doing the amount of PD that is needed to support a 1:1 program there are lots of excuses. Time, money, too much else to do, etc, etc.  

Another factor that has seemed to come up in the research, is that the administration/leaders need to model the expectations, i.e., they need to be using tech effectively, participate in digital PLNs, model use of some of the tools expected of teachers and students, and be an active participant in the PD that is being done for the teachers.

And, one more thing from research, but this goes for leadership and change in general, is to include all the stakeholders in the decision making and planning process. And, that planning should start with "what do we want the learning outcomes to be?" not "what equipment should we buy?"

I could go on and on but I'm battling a nasty cold so you're not getting my major soap box!

Joanne




On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Joanne,

I heartily agree.  Even though I embrace technology, I can't for the life of me justify having tech just for the sake of having it.  What need does it fill?  How do you plan on using it?  How do you (Admin) plan on facilitating the usage through PD?  I am thinking that most of us on this list will agree with Joanne.  

Question (and I realize that this may bend this 1-1 thread):  How many Administrators are on this list or are getting this message repeatedly through other sources?  Planning, implementation and support (PD) may be more important than just the ownership of technology.

Keith 


On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Finnegan, Joanne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Time and time again, since the 1980s with the ACOT project, research has shown that professional development is key to the success of any program implementing technology. It's not about the technology, but how you use it.


On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Maybe the question I should have asked was (simpler questions, no less complicated answer).

What makes a 1-1 program succeed?


R


So many facets of this question ...



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Chittenden East Supervisory Union
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Joanne Finnegan, Technology Integration Specialist
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
90 Vermont Route 15
Jericho, Vermont 05465


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