Change is an ongoing exercise, and in schools and districts, every year is marked by shifts. Some of those are major, some minor, but there is little doubt that we are constantly dealing with change.

Surprisingly, it’s one area on which we don’t have a good grasp. In fact, when asked about having a change model in place, very few districts identify a specific approach but do identify long-term change as an ongoing challenge.

There are many ideas about effective change out there, but most of them come from the business world. I’ve used information from several business change leaders in my...

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  • About the Author:

    Kellie Ady spent 25 years in public education, first as a high school English teacher in Denver (CO) Public Schools and then as a technology coordinator at both the school and district levels. As the former district instructional technology coordinator for Cherry Creek (CO) Schools, she led the successful district wide implementation of Chromebooks and the adoption of various instructional technology and curriculum tools, including a new learning management system. Ady joined Schoology in the fall of 2016 as the director of instructional strategy.