One of my favorite questions:
What conversations are we not having as district leaders that prevent our organization moving forward?
That’s an easy one to answer for Instructional Technology departments in school districts.
- Why is technology not blended into curriculum units?
- Why are curriculum specialists allowed to facilitate professional learning without technology integrated into their andragogy?
- Why are principals “given a pass” when it comes to meeting minimum technology standards, like ISTE’s Standards for Administrators?
- Why are classroom teachers allowed to teach without technology?
- Why are school districts allowed to push new programs out but fail to demand technology be a part of them?
- Why are students not required to create, collaborate and connect on a global basis when working on assignments?
- Why don’t we have minimum technology integration standards that all teachers are required to adhere to?
- Why don’t we assess and hire teachers with these standards in mind?
- Why don’t we equip new teachers, and inservice teachers, with the technology they need as they are coming into the district?
What questions would you add to this list?
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