Rolling out an educational technology initiative to 125 schools and 70,000 students may sound like a monumental undertaking, but it's one that Surrey Schools in British Columbia, Canada, took on willingly. The ambitious goal was to bringing the district's classrooms, facilities, IT infrastructure, teachers and students into the 21st century.
To get there, the district would have to buy hardware and software, train its teachers, revamp its infrastructure and take myriad other steps. Through careful planning and budgeting, involving key individuals and the realization that both schools and administrators thrive when they have the flexibility to make their own decisions, this large district has exceeded its original goals and is now moving on to new projects.
Via Luciano Sathler, juandoming