Leadership in Inclusive Technology Systems
Effective technology leadership promotes the development of a balanced and inclusive technology infrastructure that examines assistive technology (AT), educational technology (EdTech), and information technology (IT) as part of a technology ecosystem.
CITES has utilized a design-thinking process, in partnership with local districts, to refine a set of leadership practices that enhance the development of a balanced and inclusive technology system.
The leadership practices, when implemented, ensure that access to inclusive technology is built into the decision-making processes at the highest levels of a school district. A cross-discipline district leadership team will work together to establish and implement a shared vision of inclusive technology as it relates to their current and future priorities.
CITES leadership practices include:
- Create vision & goals
- Develop a strategic plan
- Measure progress
- Develop a professional learning system
- Engage families in leadership
The CITES leadership practices can be approached step by step, or as a “just-in-time” resource to focus on specific areas.
Investigate District Leadership Practices
Watch this video to take the first step toward designing inclusive ecosystems by defining inclusive technology. Visit the rest of our video series: Building a Foundation for Inclusive Technology Systems.
Learn from Our Partners
- Webinar: Technology Leadership in Action, Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) at CAST
- Webinar: Leading Inclusive Practices: Making Learning Accessible for Every Learning in your District (EdWeb)
- Podcast: Creating a Framework for Inclusive Technology: Part 2 of a 2 Part Series by The CoSN Podcast (Consortium for School Network)
- Article: Why Effective IT Leadership Must have Inclusive Technology Systems, EdTech Magazine
- Case Story: BCSC | Columbus, IN
- Case Story: TISD | Tomball, TX