Digital Transformation

Through a digitalization of the learning experience, both teachers and students are able to improve their skills to create a more engaging and effective education process. Here are the ways that a comprehensive digital transformation approach is dramatically shifting education in today's classrooms. 

All Digital Transformation toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable Digital Transformation toolkit resources

A Culture for Transformation

Through a digitalization of the learning experience, both teachers and students can create a more engaging and effective education process

Digital Transformation in K-12 Education

Digital tools are transforming the world we live in today, as well as the one our students will lead tomorrow

The Keys to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that are relevant, valuable, and help build tangible skills

Embracing Transformation

Today’s schools must embrace the technological future and engage with technology to change and adapt

Digital Transformation and Disruption

Digital natives demand mobile devices in the classroom, virtual learning environments, teaching via video, and online assessment

Managing Digital Transformation in the Classroom

This adaptable presentation shows both the opportunities and challenges that digital transformation presents

Making the Right Decisions for Your School District

The success of one-to-one computing depends on several issues that must be addressed through research and policy considerations

BYOD Planning and Implementation Framework

Developing a successful BYOD program requires extensive planning, communication, and ongoing evaluation

BYOD Readiness Checklist for School Districts

Determine your school or district's readiness for BYOD

Technology Policies for School Boards

A sample Policy presentation that can be modified and adapted for your own use when presenting

Technology Policy and School Staff and Faculty

A sample Policy presentation that can be modified and adapted for your own use when presenting

Components of a Successful PLC

A comprehensive checklist that details what all thriving Professional Learning Communities have in common

The Decision To Go Digital

Success depends on a strong network of professionals working together to support digital programs

Digital Curriculum Challenges

Consider the following challenges you might encounter when migrating to digital content

Digital Curriculum Checklist

Evaluate your school’s readiness for a digital curriculum

Mentoring and PLCs

Professional Learning Communities can act as dynamic support systems for teachers

Common Core Approach to Lesson Structure II

Learn how to take lessons further with cross-curricular planning and project-based learning

Opening Up to Open Educational Resources

A comprehensive guide to OER and how these teaching and learning materials are freely available to anyone

Ready to Alter Your Role?

New tasks and challenges call for developing new abilities and setting aside old habits

Strategies for Principals to Implement Effective PLCs

A checklist for principals in creating a culture of continuous learning for their schools

Thinking of Flipping

Additional details on what this approach entails and the policies that impact flipped classroom

Tablets in education: Why one Texas school district turned to the Surface

Here’s how a Texas school district narrowed down the tablet field and what option they ultimately settled on.

Upgrading to Windows 10: How SHI helped one school migrate 45,000 devices

Here’s how one school district migrated—and staved off a major ransomware attack in the process.

A Simple IT Environment can Harbor Complex Challenges

An upgrade in a Washington, D.C. school ballooned into a bigger project that improved the IT setup of the entire school.

NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition

A comprehensive report serving as a straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists

Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR

How deep is the learning in your technology integration? Get the latest strategies for incorporating powerful learning by applying SAMR in your classrooms.

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STEM as a Verb- 10 Ways to Set STEM in Motion

Mike Gorman explores the definitions and variations of STEM in today's schools. See this practical and powerful guide for transforming STEM nouns in to action verbs and finding a way to bring the verbs of STEM to every student!

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Ready, Fire, Aim: Tom Peters - A Schools Primer

Designing and implementing innovative ideas is the work of today's effective leaders. Leslie Wilson shares keen insights into a ready, fire, aim approach for powerful learning and educational technologies. 

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Leading: The Dance for Digital Conversion

Digital transformation requires close attention to culture and learners. Leslie Wilson shares her insights on how leaders can lead the 'dance' to digital conversion successfully. 

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What Would Dewey Do?

John Dewey's contribution to education is widely known. See Mike Gorman's resources for the most effective ways to put his writings into practice 

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(Even More) Tips for Going 1:1 or BYO

This annotated collection of resources – revised since it originally appeared in 2013 – mines the K-12 Blueprint archives for advice on launching and sustaining one-to-one or BYO in your school or district.

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Embracing Reading in the Digital Age

How do traditional reading and online reading differ and what does that mean for our students? Read and respond to Leslie Wilson's analysis. 

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Technology for Technology's Sake is Meaningless

John Dewey's ideas on school reform continue to ring true even in today's digital age. Read Leslie Wilson's reflection on why schools today must always seek a successful path forward when using educational technologies. 

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Reinventing the Urban Education Experience

When transformation is afoot, you know it is happening and you work collaboratively and passionately to support it. Read Kevin Schwartz's story on Austin ISD's initiative. 

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Irreplaceable: Teachers

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. 

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