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Three things Dedham Public Schools can do now with a fiber connection posted on Feb 5

“You need to have a reliable system that works at all times. Teachers will put up with one [interruption] a year. Twice? You’re on thin ice. A third time? Forget about it: You’re back to pencil and paper.” Dr. Don Langenhorst’s motto is, “If it’s   …Continue Reading Three things Dedham Public Schools can do now with a fiber connection

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6 Steps to a successful 1:1 device program: Advice from a school technology coordinator posted on Jan 2

Gateway Regional School District is a testament to what can be accomplished in the classroom through a successful 1:1 device program. When the Massachusetts district decided to equip every student with a Chromebook, it was initially in response to state-mandated electronic testing requirements. But the   …Continue Reading 6 Steps to a successful 1:1 device program: Advice from a school technology coordinator

Reflections on the Leading Schools Summit posted on Sep 21

Reflections on the Leading Schools Summit

We attended the Leading Schools Summit created in Partnership with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and OETC in August 2017 and are very excited about the Design Thinking component. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could   …Continue Reading Reflections on the Leading Schools Summit

Managing complex change in today’s schools requires a learner’s mindset posted on Sep 6

Managing complex change in today’s schools requires a learner's mindset

  In recent years, the role of a principal has been gaining recognition as among the most challenging and important roles in all of education (NASSP, 2013). Among their myriad of responsibilities, principals are expected to now lead their schools through a transition to personalized   …Continue Reading Managing complex change in today’s schools requires a learner’s mindset

Hockey makes STEM learning interactive! posted on Jun 5

Hockey makes STEM learning interactive!

On Monday, May 8th Boston Bruins Foundation Executive Director and former player, Bob Sweeney visited Hunking Middle School in Haverhill to participate in a classroom demo and school assembly regarding the Future Goals-Hockey Scholar program.  During the visit, Mr. Sweeney observed students working on the   …Continue Reading Hockey makes STEM learning interactive!

Planning and implementation considerations for BYOD and 1:1 technology models posted on Apr 11

Planning and implementation considerations for BYOD and 1:1 technology models

Given the potential of technology to enhance learning and teaching, many districts in Massachusetts are working towards ensuring that every student has access to a mobile device, such as a laptop, tablet, or netbook. Districts generally have two options: (1) a one to one model   …Continue Reading Planning and implementation considerations for BYOD and 1:1 technology models