Parent Orientation: Virtual Open Houses

Parent orientation is not an easy process, as it requires constant communication, a great deal of transparency, and a willingness to meet families where they are. There are additional challenges…
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It’s Not “If” But When You Will Be Hacked

It is not a matter of “IF” your school district is going to get hacked; it is a matter of “When”! At Window Rock Unified School District (WRUSD), we thought…
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Back to School Blog

This year finally feels more like the typical beginning of school. Breathe, smile, and get ready to focus on your needs! To prepare yourselves and your teams for the ongoing…
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What Project Management Skills Are Crucial For K12 Educational Leaders

Continued from: Why Project Management Is Crucial for the Educational Technology Leader In my current role as a Senior Project Manager leading statewide educational technology projects and Initiatives over the last…
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Two Years of Lost Learning:  Not the Case in All Schools . . .

COVID-19 has challenged all of us to think differently about life and learning.  School systems across our nation were forced to quickly implement safety measures to support in-person learning while…
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Why Project Management Is Crucial for the Educational Technology Leader

As an educational technology leader for a school district, a regional service center, and a state organization for over 28 years in Utah; I have found the formal Project Management…
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The Glue of IT Modernization: Interoperability

Regardless of size, all school systems benefit from infrastructure modernization. Integral to much-needed modernization efforts is interoperability—the seamless sharing of data, content, and services among systems or applications. Without interoperability,…
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Selecting the Right EdTech…Every Time

In a recent panel discussion presented by edWeb.net and sponsored by Veracity Verification Solutions, I was invited to moderate a discussion regarding best practices for evaluating EdTech. It was a…
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Using Value of Investment (VOI) to Guide EdTech Purchasing and Sustainability Planning Decisions

If EdTech leaders were in the business sector, purchasing decisions would be based on justification in money terms. Costs and benefits would be scrutinized before any money is spent. Investment…
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