As the director of student learning at a pre-K-12 school district, my job is to deploy technology that will prepare students for college and career readiness. So, when my district’s 1:1 computer environment had fallen behind others in our area, it was up to me and my team to roll out something new—something better—that would position our students for future success.

Here’s how we pulled it off and steps you can take to replicate success in your schools.

1. Do your research.
Most of the schools in our region use Chromebooks, but we wanted technology that would grow with us—something with staying power...

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  • About the Author:

    Cheri Burke is the director of student learning for Regional (CT) School District #10. In this role since December 2015, she has made great strides to empower teachers and improve administrator and teacher collaboration and shared decision making for improved teaching and learning K-12. Her focus has been on teacher leadership, vertical curriculum alignment, integration of technology, and mastery-based learning. Prior to this central office role, Burke was the principal of R.D. Seymour Elementary School in East Granby, Conn. She has served in a variety of public-school roles in both Connecticut and Massachusetts for more than 20 years.