Leslie Wilson

Leslie Wilson, is CEO and co- founder of One-to-One Institute, a non-profit serving organizations in successful implementation of personalized 1:1 learning programs.  She earlier co-directed Michigan’s 1:1 initiative, Freedom to Learn.

Prior to the Institute, Ms. Wilson served public education for 31 years as change agent, teacher and multiple administrator roles.  An Education Policy/Program Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership, Ms. Wilson created an advanced fellowship program for educational technology leaders.  She completed her undergraduate and doctoral coursework at the University of Michigan, has an MA in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University, and special education administrator certification from Eastern Michigan University.  She is currently Board President of Nexus Academy in Lansing, Michigan, a blended learning high school, and a mentor for Intel’s Education Accelerator Project.

Ms. Wilson co-authored the Project RED research and “Technology for Learning-A Guidebook for Change.”  Follow on publications include: “A Global Toolkit: Project RED” and “Ready, Set, Go - A Guide for Implementing 1:1 Technologies.”  As contributing author, Ms. Wilson worked with leaders, policy makers, FCC and USDOE to publish “The Digital Textbook Playbook.”  For the journal, “Science, Technology & Mathematics (STEM),” Wilson wrote the chapter on “Transforming Education: One-to-One.”  She is a frequent writer, blogger and speaker, recognized as an international expert in change agency, leadership, and education technologies.  Her most recent publication is the chapter on “Governance” in Alan Shark’s book, “The Digital Journey in K-12: Overcoming Roadblocks & Embracing Innovation.”

04/06/16

Learn all about Signature Districts! Leslie Wilson sets the stage for the upcoming release of results for a set of districts who implemented 1:1 programs and collected data across key factors.

03/02/16

When forging ahead with change, school leadership needs to understand the dynamics of each type of change. Read Leslie Wilson's insights for determining readiness for change. 

02/10/16

True educational leaders know that there is no such thing as an overnight success. True success takes, time, perseverance and tenacity. Read as Leslie Wilson outlines essential pieces in the journey for success. 

01/11/16

There are many ways to approach educational technology in schools. Read as Leslie Wilson illustrates the difference that motivation, force and approach make. 

12/07/15

Teachers have and always will be irreplaceable. Read Leslie Wilson’s insights on the time honored importance of teachers and their role today in the meaningful use of educational technologies. 

11/04/15

When examining technology in schools, a close look at uses and applications is essential - both now and into the future. Read Leslie Wilson's insights on recent critiques for educational technology. 

10/11/15

Transforming schools today requires a coordinated approach involving tech tools, professional development and learning systems. Read as Leslie Wilson looks at a critical challenge highlighted in the K12 Edition of the Horizon Report and discusses ways to address it. 

07/25/15

The Horizon Report for K-12 reveals some wicked challenges. Read as Leslie Wilson explores school approaches to meeting these challenges. 

07/05/15

Leslie Wilson illuminates the results from Project Tomorrow Speak-Up. View the ways in which these results demonstrate the headway made in transforming schools to personalized, powered up, hyper-connected ecosystems.

04/23/15

How do school leaders navigate well in today's environment in the face of many competing demands? Read Leslie Wilson's insights on how colleagues can discover solutions and map out success through power, integrity, creativity and innovation. 

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