Many paths lead to technology integration leadership roles and no matter how you get there we all face a common set of actors and obstacles along the way.
Over the next two months I will outline one path to leadership I followed in a series of posts focusing on the "techno-social" aspects of tech-integration. (In my experience the apps, platforms, devices and retweets of tech conference razzle-dazzle that dominate the twitterverse are the least important aspects of technology integration leadership.)
Part 1 of "Beyond PB and J, The Essential Guide to Setting up a Digital Ecosystem for Innovation" will explain how advancing from technology teaching to coordinating to coaching to leadership is all about...
PB & Js, MUSIC and PIE.
Bridging the gap between the present and the future of Digital Learning
Hit the ground running/Semester 1:
Acquire tech/cultural bearings: See where we are in terms of Integration, innovation, communication. Engage/Resolve: Understand common pain points and focus on what staff intend to do and where/when/how they prefer support delivery and how that fits with current/anticipated systems. Create/launch: Build quality concepts and get into user hands. See what they like see what they don't. Educate/iterate: Community wide system rollouts and communication with support frameworks in place to capture feedback and make adjustments. Focusing on encouraging further innovation and incorporating new capacities/technologies to fit personal teaching and learning needs.
Five Core Areas: