Policy & Leadership

Exciting changes are taking place in education, requiring sound policy and strong leadership that focuses school technology-use on instruction and equity. This toolkit is designed to help school leaders evaluate current policies and considers what might be necessary in order to keep pace in this rapidly evolving world.

All Policy and Leadership toolkit files

A zip file containing all downloadable Policy and Leadership toolkit resources

Policy and Leadership Toolkit Resource Matrix

An easy-to-use overview of all K-12 Blueprint Policy and Leadership Toolkit resources with suggested uses

Policy and Leadership Toolkit Overview Infographic

A visual organizer to help support your school policy and leadership efforts

AUP Examples

Links to a variety of Acceptable Use Policies focusing on student learning

Technology Plan Examples

Links to a variety of technology plans from both rural and urban school districts across the United States

Flipped Classroom Policy Implications

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

Making the Right Technology Decisions for your District

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

Policy Presentation for School Boards

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

Policy Presentation for Administrators

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

Policy Presentation for Staff and Faculty

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

Policy Presentation for Parents

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

School Transformation Process

This Microsoft* guide helps school leaders formulate and implement a vision for change.

Quality Assurance: Monitoring and Evaluation to Inform Practice and Leadership

This Microsoft* resource provides monitoring and evaluation guides and examples for leaders.

Partnerships and Capacity Building

This Microsoft* resource provides an actionable overview of the four pillars of a PPEP transformation.

Education Transformation Framework

This guide is designed to underpin the Microsoft* Education Transformation Framework.

School Transformation Process Poster

This poster from Microsoft illustrates the cyclical process enabling continuous improvement.

Enabling Transformation

This Microsoft* resource provides a short-cut to best practice, speeding up transformation and avoiding the mistakes of the past.

Establishing a Vision

This Microsoft* resource shows the importance of a shared, inclusive vision for your school or system.

Organizational Capacity, Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance – Enabling Transformation

This Microsoft* resource provides an overview of the four main steps to ensuring your proposed implementations align with behavioral change.

Sample AUP: Forsyth County Schools

Use this downloadable AUP as a model from which you can adapt and create your own

Sample AUP: Oak Hills Local School District

Use this downloadable AUP as a model from which you can adapt and create your own

Data Security: The First Step to Protect Student Privacy

In this analyst report, Bob Moore presents the practical steps that every school technology leader should be taking to ensure security of data, with protecting privacy as the end in mind. 

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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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Five Critical Points for Rethinking School Leadership

What perspectives make a difference when implementing school change and improvement? Read these five top considerations for school leaders from David Jakes. 

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Technology Advice Every Superintendent Should Hear

What should superintendents be thinking about when it comes to furthering effective uses of technology? Read Bob Moore's advice for supporting schools now and in the future. 

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Keeping Your Strategic Plan on Course

When it comes to decision making, school technology leaders must inevitably weigh factors both from inside and outside of their district. Read about how this district was able to stay on course for the strategic plan as they pondered changes from outside their district. 

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Leaders Get Proactive As Big Data Gets Bigger

Craig Williams reflects on data in this recent post. As data use expands exponentially, it is important for school leaders and technology staff to consider best practices for use and privacy. 

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10 Privacy Steps Every District Can Take Today!

In this follow-up post, Bob Moore offers practical advice for handling privacy and data in schools. 

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IT Advice From Experts Beyond the Education World

At a recent conference about infrastructure and end-user support, I found some interesting insights about mobile device management, BYOD, and overall mobility strategy.

 
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Developing the Vision – and the Will – to Transform Education

Overhauling education is not easy. Visionary leadership and collaborative teamwork are of primary importance if we are to move schools into the future.

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