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  • Andrew T Schwab 2:10 pm on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Life After 1:1 #Lead3 

    Every student has access to an Internet connected mobile device. Now what?

    If you are at a district that has entered the 21st Century and made the decision to provide technology access to every student, congratulations, you’ve taken you’re first step into a larger world. What happens in that larger world is up to you. It can look a lot like before, and probably will at first. But if you embrace change and explore the possibilities, you can start to transform reality into something new and relevant for the age of information overload and the 4th great industrial revolution. In the slide deck below, I walk through the possibilities we’ve explored and the change we’ve experienced over the past four years at Union School District, where technology is now ubiquitous and we’ve moved past the initial tech as a tool phase into the exciting world of future ready learning.

    Questions are welcome.

  • Andrew T Schwab 6:51 am on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Rubber Bands and Change at #Lead3 

    This guy John Eick, @John_Eick, (pronounced IKE not ICK), just blew my mind for the second time in less than a month. We were fortunate enough to have John keynote our district PD day a few weeks ago and I thought he rocked the house then, but yesterday as the Lead 3 keynote, he brought the house down. In about an hour, from a tiny stage in front of a crowd of school administrators seated at round tables eating lunch, John taught a master course on organizational change leadership. We’ve all read the standard leadership books but what Eick did in an hour with an imaginary Rubber Band, Hollywood worthy sound effects and an acronym, is distill all that book theory into 7 practical steps a school administrator can start working on TOMORROW. And it’s not rocket science. To use another Jon’s terminology, Eick has built a protocol for educational leadership that gets right to the point. So, if John isn’t writing a book, he should be, because his STRETCH ideas are some of the most succinct and accessible how-to’s for being a change leader I’ve heard, ever. And we need more practical, real world ideas for educational leaders if we’re going to change the system to meet the needs of our kid’s futures. Status quo is not an option.


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