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Re: Administrators Their Knowledge Base

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Nicholas,
This is an extremely important post. As for your 4th point - It is a must that Administrators are consistently developing their knowledge and application of the role of technology in education. In my opinion, administrators should receive organized technology sessions once a month at the very least. How can administrators improve the instructional program in their schools without knowledge in this area? If administrators and teachers for that matter do not embrace technology and make a commitment to improve their knowledge in this area, we will not be effective educators for the 21st century learners.

Dir. of Info Systems-Sidwell Friends & Consultant-Educational Collaborators

Admins: Don't forget the Tech People

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Great post, Nick! I agree with every word. However, as Tech companies, like Apple, have been targeting their message to superintendents, I have seen academic leadership push through 1:1 programs and forget to include time and money for tech staff to learn.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe the push for programs like this should come from the academic leadership. I just think it is easy to think, “well, those guys can do anything,” or “hey, it’s more tech, they’ll love it!”

The need for a tech staff to really step up their game is essential when the academic side of the school really embraces technology. However, this may require more or different staffing, different tools and almost certainly different processes. They need that support as well.

Again, this doesn’t conflict with your post. I just have seen this more and more and your post reminded me of this.

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