Pilots & Proof of Concept

A pilot or proof of concept (POC) demonstrates the feasibility of an education technology program before it is fully implemented. These tools can help you to plan a solid proof of concept and see what’s possible (and what’s problematic) before undertaking a full-scale deployment.

All Pilot and Proof of Concept toolkit files

A zip file containing all downloadable Pilot and Proof of Concept toolkit resources

What Is a Proof of Concept?

A proof of concept (POC) is the preliminary rollout of a specific program, process, or model to demonstrate its feasibility 

POC Questions to Ask

The essential questions to ask before you begin the Proof of Concept process

Planning a Proof of Concept

With so much at stake, planning your proposed education technology programs before implementation is vital

Proof of Concept Phases

A structured methodology for assessing, developing, and implementing new technology initiatives

Evaluating a Proof of Concept

A Proof of Concept (POC) should involve enough participants to capture statistically valid data

Transforming Learning in Baltimore

The Baltimore County Public Schools' STAT program has the goal of equipping students with critical 21st century skills in order to be globally competitive. See an overview of the program in this video.

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Stop the Insanity!

New technology choices for classrooms are abundant and easily get our attention. Read Bob Moore's insights about the need to be more thoughtful and deliberate with our review, selection and adoption of technology.

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Peel Back the Onion: Organize for Success

What are the essential ingredients for moving a school forward to successful and comprehensive change? Read Leslie Wilson's insights to find out more. 

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Developing an Organizational Mindset of Innovation

Building an innovation mindset in schools means taking clear and actionable steps. Hear how all stakeholders can work together towards this goal in David Jakes latest post. 

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Innovation as Mindset

What are the characteristics of an innovative mindset? How can schools create an innovative culture? Explore these questions along with David Jakes. 

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Can You Answer These One-to-One Essential Questions?

One to One programs require ongoing evaluation in order to thrive and to produce the best learning outcomes. Read Leslie Wilson's list of essential questions we should all be asking. 

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New Expectations for Tech Directors and How CETL Can Help

Districts must take a look at the ever expanding role of Technology Directors. Learn about the CETL certification by COSN and how it can support change in schools. 

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Scaling Initiatives For Positive Student Impact

Want to get results when scaling innovation? Read these insightful suggestions by Donna Teuber. 

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Choosing Between iPads and Chromebooks

Is education's honeymoon with the iPad over? According to a recent article by the Hechinger Report, summarizing a New Jersey pilot comparing Chromebooks with iPads, it certainly looks like it.

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Why, What and How - Important Questions for Innovating Schools

When planning for success for educational technology, be sure to address these three big questions. Donna Teuber tells you how!

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