Webinar – The Big Leap! Vision, Planning, and the Paradigm Shift for Classroom Technology
Uncover the strategies for a successful implementation from the largest 1:1 initiative in Vermont spanning 28 schools across the state. Explore how to establish a shared vision and trigger a community-wide paradigm shift toward increased technology. Hear about the successes and challenges that shaped our 1:1 experience and how the end result convinced us that a 1:1 program is absolutely essential.
Study an 8-strand roadmap for successful implementation of 1:1 computing, and then map your school’s progress across the grid. Learn how, and why you need to cover every single one of these strands. We’ll share strategies for establishing a shared vision across your staff, parent base, and local community players.
A strong and effective leader will make a 1:1 initiative happen no matter what. We’ll look at the actions of a successful technology leader, and identify where the most successful leaders apply pressure to foster the adoption of their programs.
The Paradigm Shift
Modernizing schools is a community decision and it will trigger a paradigm shift across the extended community. We’ll explore the importance of making “the decision” to implement an aggressive technology initiative and how it changes the game. We’ll also share surprising benefits that spawn from inequitable technology distribution.
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Executive Director/Founder, Board President
Heather Chirtea is Digital Wish’s founder and Executive Director. Previously, as the longstanding president of Tool Factory, an educational software publisher, Heather traveled widely throughout the United States to conduct over 400 lively seminars on classroom technology integration each year. With a dual B.S. in communications and operations management (statistics) from Syracuse University, Heather has co-authored five books on classroom technology; designed more than 60 hands-on technology seminars for educators; launched online services for classroom clip art, worksheets, lesson plans, and formative testing and assessment; and written over 5,000 standards-based test questions. She serves on the board of directors for VITA-Learn (VT) and New England ISTE technology associations. Digital Wish has granted over 13 million dollars in technology to American schools.