According to Dr. John Morton, Superintendent, Newton (KS) Public Schools, "technology plays such a significant role" in going "from a good school district to a great one". Of all the challenges a district faces, technology leadership may be the one that leaves district leadership feeling the most uncertain. Districts of every size and geographic region expressed similar sentiments about technology with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) at the 2008 technology leadership conference in K-12 education.
We need to model technology use, showcase its use at every opportunity, integrate it into district leadership, and utilize it to expand communications within the district and between the district and the community and parents to sustain dialogue and transform relationships.
The Programme for International Student Assessment shows that world-wide competition for our students is increasing. We need a globally-oriented, first class educational system to enable our students to compete.
Here's what some students have to say about technology and learning:
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March 10-12, 2009, Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas to learn more.
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