After spending my entire career working with students and outside time helping educators, my roles will change.
The focus of my time will be helping teachers feel more comfortable with embedding technology in their classes. This role has so many possibilities that it keeps me up at night with excitement. No more wondering what if, its time to answer with how can we.
The chance to help bring parents into the tech literate fold is equally challenging endeavor as well. The opportunity to work closely with parents in a non-threatening way will be an awesome challenge.
Helping students run with their skills and potentially lead us on this journey will be the frosting on this new job. Finding avenues to empower, learn and guide across grade levels and building will be an awesome challenge.
The comment that has been made, "we are glad to have teacher as the Technology Director" has been made multiple times in my first few days and with that comes big expectations. Without a great PLN and all the great people I will get to work with there is no way it will all be accomplished.
I am lucky to have great people who have mentored me as well as all of those around now to help.
My question to all of you is this, What are the big three things I should focus on in the first three months as the Director of Instructional Technology? (thanks for any ideas before we start)