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Create a Community-Wide Vision & Aligned Goals

Achieving a balanced and inclusive technology ecosystem of assistive technology, educational technology, and information technology in a district requires a shared vision among all stakeholders. The essential role of leadership is to create the conditions under which a community-wide vision for an ecosystem can be developed and to foster a culture in which it can be achieved. A vision that reflects how technology serves the independence, participation, and progress of every learner requires a collaborative leadership team with personnel and community participants that represent the demographics of all students. Once a team is established, these individuals play instrumental roles in defining the vision and moving toward its realization. Actions that lead to a shared vision and goals that align with it include:

A culture of collaborative leadership will guide the vision and goals of your district’s technology ecosystem.


Meaningful Local Engagement Under ESSA: A Handbook for LEA and School Leaders (Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Partners for Each and Every Child) 

4 Ways That Leadership Teams Create Conditions for Success in Schools (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

So You Think You Want to Innovate? Emerging Lessons and a New Tool for State and District Leaders Working to Build a Culture of Innovation (2Revolutions and The Learning Accelerator) 

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