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Wednesday, July 15 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Leadership, Technology, and Technology-Leadership

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Technology integration in schools is finally seeing a shift from resource acquisition to a focus on educational outcomes and skill development. However, these gradual changes are a far cry from the digital revolution that is occurring outside of the education system. Leading complex change is increasingly difficult in the twenty-first century and it may often feel like an overwhelming or impossible task. This workshop will explore the application of supportive theory, research, and practice in leading/managing technological change at a school level. Effectively leading change in the modern, digital educational system requires openness and flexibility, considerations for the distribution of leadership, and the effective management of resistance. More importantly, it begins with a foundation that supports student engagement, collaboration, active learning, and exploration. Technology by itself is not an initiative.

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Shawn Fortin

Director of Teaching and Learning, Belchertown Public Schools
Dr. Shawn Fortin is the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Belchertown Public Schools in Belchertown, MA. He has fifteen years of experience in public K-12 education in MA and has used his knowledge of instructional technology to develop and teach coursework for students... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Arlington Room Boston Park Plaza

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