Organizations will not change until the people within them are ready to change, and those people have differing attitudes towards change.
Why do schools roll out new programs or courses in small “pilot” groups? I would point at two reasons: the decision makers either (a) want to test the programs out first before deciding if the program is viable, sustainable, and worthwhile, or (b) they need key people to lead the way in the first year which will make full-scale adoption over time quicker and longer-lasting.
I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT Integrator actually looks like (from my perspective anyway). Apparently she wants to talk to her school leaders about having an integrator on their staff …
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If you are a passionate educator, you know your students are bright and it’s likely that you want to show the world. However, publishing student work is not always as easy as taping an assignment on the wall.