6 Ways School Board
Members can Support Technology Implementation
- 1. Invite educators to participate in regular board meetings to discuss digital learning activities.
- 2. Organize classroom site visits or technology showcases so members can see digital learning in action.
- 3. Create a clear and shared vision for digital learning with school district leaders — particularly the superintendent. Bring community and business leaders into the goal-setting process.
- 4. Engage all stakeholders in the site development plan before investing in technology.
- 5. Boldly explore ways to ensure equity of access so all students receive the opportunity for a technology-enriched learning experience. Ask about BYOD programs and how they can address this issue. Explore funding support through E-Rate and state grants, including the Michigan Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG).
- 6. Evaluate policies to ensure necessary contingencies are in place to support ongoing professional development, a deeper focus on student-centered learning, leadership training and continued implementation planning.