Facilitating Technology Implementation: Strategic Planning for AT Specialists and Administrators -- Part One: Implementation Science

The key to effective technology implementation is systematic planning that engages all of the principal stakeholders. In this session, education leaders will learn about how to use strategic planning efforts to leverage technology tools to support classroom instruction, address the needs of struggling learners, and improve teaching and learning for all students.

Technology Implementation Roadmap: Four Steps to Successful Planning

Successful technology implementation does not happen overnight. The key to success starts with the planning process to identify where you are and where you want to go to accomplish your technology goals. This process is critical and requires a plan that clearly articulates a vision, short- and long-term goals, action steps to reach these goals, and progress evaluation which allows you to make adjustments to achieve your stated outcomes.

2018 SXSW EDU Conference Presentation - Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

Presentation Overview Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary; as educators embrace innovation they must ensure new technologies are accessible. In this summit you will learn requirements for digital accessibility, explore accessible and universally designed edtech tools, and leave with strategies you can use to facilitate inclusive innovation and transformative technology for all. Learning Objectives

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Adoption Rubric

Supplementary Resource: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) Adoption Rubric - This is an example of the rubric used to evaluate classroom resources according to UDL principles.

State Spotlight: Utah

Read how Utah’s State Board of Education (USBE) staff are increasing their capacity to meet the needs of all stakeholders by developing a systemwide digital accessibility plan through authentic engagement of stakeholders across multiple education departments.

District Spotlight: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

How can a school district implement a unified approach to using technology and best practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their peers? Learn how Indiana’s Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) staff collaborated with community leaders and outside organizations to embed UDL principles into all of their initiatives, policies, and procedures, resulting in improved teaching and learning across the district.

District Spotlight: Pelham School District

How can districts use personalized learning to maximize the implementation of education and assistive technology to support all students, including students with disabilities? Learn how Pelham School District leadership integrated technology, implemented a new approach to professional learning, and built on the principles of UDL and use of accessible technology to personalize learning for all students.

What is Blended Professional Development?

Does your district or school implement blended professional development (PD)?  A growing number of districts and schools are enhancing their PD with by offering a mix of face-to-face and virtual learning opportunities, such as:


Typical Face-to-Face and Virtual Learning Activities

Face-to-face Activities

Virtual Learning

Enhance Your Vision and Set Goals

“Technology access when equitable can help close the digital divide and make transformative learning opportunities available to all learners.” 2017 National Education Technology Plan Update

Recommendation 2: Enhance Your Vision and Set Goals

In order to meet student learning needs and achieve high levels of student academic achievement, it is important to enhance and communicate a school vision that includes the use of technology. Develop concrete short- and long-term goals that specify the action steps that are critical to supporting the implementation of technology within the school and the integration of technology throughout classroom instruction.