Contribute to the development, communication, and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital-age education for all students.
For the past two years (2016, 2017) I have served on the district’s technology steering committee, a group consisting of district leadership, teachers, and community members representing the voices of all stakeholders in the district. Our work these two years has focused on planning for the district technology bond, and subsequent implementation of the funded programs. Serving on this committee has made abundantly clear the need for a shared vision for technology for the district users. Adherence by leadership to a consistent and well-voiced vision helps reduce wasted time and missed opportunities, and ensures that the needs of all stakeholders are considered in planning and implementation. Our seven-year strategic plan is a living document that makes the planning process a transparent one, and it will continue to guide decision making in professional development planning, purchasing, and other areas that support a digital-age education for all students.
I shared thoughts on the topic of shared vision and visionary leadership in a blog post:
Collaboration is one of the keys to success and it requires contribution by all stakeholders. “Top-down leadership” is rarely a model for successfully creating a culture of digital-age education for students and staff. Instead, all voices must make themselves heard, and thankfully office productivity suites such as Microsoft’s Live365 and Google’s G Suite continue to add more and more features to make collaboration a more seamless process.