Last week, I had the pleasure of spending the day in two Wayne Township schools, an Indiana public school district which really “gets” the integration of technology into learning. In the last two years, Wayne's “Blueprint for Digital Learning” has led to the adoption of Google Apps for Education and deployment of 7000 Chromebooks into several grades across its district. It has also led to “bring your own device” at Ben Davis High School.
More importantly, I learned:
- How much Wayne has invested in professional development to support its technological initiative
- Wayne’s encouragement of its media center staff to lead development and delivery of its digital citizenship curriculum
- Parent engagement is critical