Goals and Outcomes

Goals of the Proposed Engagement:

  1. Help get the the school or district’s constituents, i.e., administration, faculty, parents, students “on the same page” before launching a major technology initiative, i.e., a student computing program, by facilitating a process of goal setting and collecting objective data, attitude assessments and behavioral observations;
  2. Identify the concerns of various groups and individuals and create ways to measure the reality of their concerns by facilitating participation in focus groups and a broader base of constituents through surveys;
  3. Create a common consensus of the goals being sought and the reasons for achieving them as determined by the focus group data analysis;
  4. Lay the foundation for a data-driven program and develop a longitudinal assessment strategy by developing an assessment tool that provides baseline data and a long term method to measure that goals are met from year to year;
  5. Significantly reduce research and planning burden on faculty and staff by relying on the experience and knowledge of experts currently involved in schools with technology-rich learning environments;
  6. Apply best practices to the program within the context of the schools’ unique culture and environment by engaging with the district’s leadership, planning committee and stakeholders throughout the project and identifying the motivations for the desired change;
  7. Uncover key issues not previously considered by reviewing whether or not the district has adequately addressed the various tasks and issues associated with planning and implementing a one-to-one program.
  8. Develop a multi-year, data driven professional development plan
  9. Identify infrastructure issues which will impede the success of the program and provide specific recommendations to rectify identified issues.