Schedule at a Glance

Technology Overhaul: Top-down and bottom-up approach to transformation
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:
Room: Colorado
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Information Technology Management
Audience: Ed Tech Leaders
Brief Session Description: Follow the journey two technology leaders went through to completely rebuild the entire technology landscape at Missoula County Public Schools. By addressing all ten skills in the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills, this district went from an environment where technology held educators back, to a district where technology supported and inspired innovating thinking. See how each skill area was addressed and solved. Walk away with examples and techniques that can be used in your own district.

With a focus on vision and leadership, a culture was established where all stakeholders played an integral part of designing and supporting a sustainable technology environment. Within a few years this district re-aligned technology to fit the curricular vision that was established. Infrastructure was completely overhauled to support this vision, and the IT department redefined its role from a break-fix reactive group, to a forward-thinking support group that worked side by side with staff.
Skill Level: Beginner