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Nicholas Gledich on the importance of ‘pausing and planning’


Nicholas Gledich, superintendent of the Colorado Springs School District 11 in Colorado, says one of the things his district has learned is the value of “pausing, planning, and executing” when it comes to ed-tech implementation.

“There’s nothing wrong with pausing. There’s nothing wrong with planning, because you won’t have a good execution if you don’t do that,” said Gledich, a 2012 winner of the Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards from eSchool Media.

Gledich, who came to Colorado Springs after serving as the chief operating officer for Florida’s Orange County Public Schools, recently sat down with eSchool News Editor Dennis Pierce to discuss his district’s ed-tech accomplishments and the keys to its success.

In the interview, Gledich described how Colorado Springs’ wireless initiative “is allowing us to live our vision, which is preparing students for a world yet to be imagined.” He also discussed the importance of having a dashboard, or a “weekly scorecard that tells you how things are going” so you can identify ed-tech problems early on.

Watch what Gledich had to say:

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