3 secrets to a successful digital transformation

In just one year of becoming all-digital, the Stepinac academic probation rate was cut in half


During the 2013-2014 school year, Archbishop Stepinac High School became an all-digital high school, with each of its 700 students utilizing a fully digital textbook library with more than 40 academic textbooks.

This transformation has driven efficiencies in our school, created a more personalized learning environment for our students and, most importantly, has positively impacted student outcomes.

As vice principal at Archbishop Stepinac High School, I have had the pleasure of leading this exciting transformation, and along the way have spoken with school districts across the country that are interested in implementing a similar model in their schools.

Pulling from these discussions, I have highlighted three of the most valuable lessons I would like to share with other institutions considering going all digital:

1. Transformation does not happen overnight

Becoming an all-digital institution simply does not — and cannot — happen overnight. In fact, the complete digital transformation here at Stepinac took more than three years from our first test run of digital texts and platforms to the full implementation of the digital library.

(Next page: Ensuring a smooth digital learning transformation)

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