In order to “contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels (International Society for Technology in Education, 2011),” it is important to hear and be heard. When I first stepped into the role of Technology Integration Specialist, I took some time to speak with my Head of School to hear her thoughts on technology in education. While the questions and answers were important, the conversation itself was transformative; I felt like I was contributing important considerations for the future of educational technology at our school. I also believe that my Head of School truly felt heard and understood. This conversation opened the door for future conversations, future conversations that would move our school forward.
International Society for Technology in Education. (2011). ISTE standards: coaches. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://www.iste.org/standards/ISTE-standards/standards-for-coaches