Implementing a District Technology Plan: How to Achieve Buy-In

Date of broadcast: Thu, 06/06/19

Achieving broad agreement on a vision for educational technology is essential to any implementation plan. When full-scale technology integrations happen in isolation, schools never reach full implementation, which is why the right strategic approach engages stakeholders at all levels of a district.

Attend this web seminar to learn how to establish a district technology vision and process to achieve buy-in before, during, and after tech rollouts. The director of technology for Kingsport City Schools in Tennessee will describe common missteps to tech adoption and share best practices for assigning ownership and establishing communication across departments.

Key points:

  • Selecting a team to guide implementation and resource allocation
  • Developing and endorsing visions that embody academic goals
  • Preparing classroom teachers to adopt and use technology
  • Creating a plan for rolling out technology in classrooms and offices

Scheduled speakers:

Scott Pierce
Director of Technology
Kingsport City Schools (TN)

Scott is an educational technology professional with over 18 years of experience providing technology services for schools and corporations. Scott began as a classroom teacher and transitioned to the private sector where he gained valuable knowledge and certifications before returning to the K-12 education sector. He has served as a technician, systems engineer, network administrator, student information system coordinator, and director of technology. He held a position for the Henry County Board of Education in McDonough, GA for 14 years and managed the technology department, overseeing 51 schools (42,000 students) and the state/federal reporting department.

In his current role, he implements and supports technology tools and resources that support 7,200 students and teacher performance to drive strategic instructional decisions and to meet the mission of delivering a student-focused, world-class education that ensures college- and career-readiness for all.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia, an MBA from the University of Tennessee, and holds several technology industry certifications. He and his wife Lauren have two children.

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in 1-to-1 technology programs, personalized learning, and district leadership. Anyone may attend.