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favorites Paper 1 of 3: Framing Innovation: How Do Superintendents Gain Acceptance for Large-Scale Technology Initiatives?


[Listen and Learn : Research Paper]
Wednesday, July 1, 8:30–9:30 am
PCC 122A, Table 1
favoritesPeter CohenfavoritesGina FlanaganfavoritesHenry Turner

Many superintendents have been faced with making expensive and important decisions about purchasing devices, such as tablets or laptops, for instructional purposes in their districts. This presentation describes new research about what superintendents do to ensure that these investments pay off and reach students for effective teaching and learning.

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Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices not needed
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Educational Policy and Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Visionary Leadership
Administrators : Digital-Age Learning Culture
Administrators : Systemic Improvement

Handouts:

FramingInnovationExecutiveSummary.pdf
Executive Summary: Framing Innovation

Proposal summary

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Presenters

favorites Peter Cohen, Nantucket Public Schools/Cyrus Peirce Mi

Peter Cohen, Ed.D. (Boston College 2014) is an educational leader whose mission is to use innovation, teamwork, and technology to do the right thing for all students, whatever it takes. His recent research focuses on the impact of leadership by school superintendents to bring large-scale technology initiatives to public schools. Prior to learning and leading 30 miles out to sea as Principal of Cyrus Peirce Middle School on Nantucket, Peter served seven years as a middle school principal in Westford, MA and ten years as a history teacher in the Lexington, MA public school system.


favorites Gina Flanagan, East Longmeadow High School

Dr. Flanagan celebrates over 20 years in education specializing in best practices in instruction, curriculum development, technology integration and staff professional development. A former administrator at one of the most notable, technology-focused school districts in the nation (Mooresville, NC) and now principal of East Longmeadow High School in Western Massachusetts, Dr. Flanagan has focused on helping school districts integrate best practices in teaching and learning with technology use. She continues to present on the topic at many national and regional events. Dr. Flanagan's dissertation at Boston College researched how district leaders implement successful technology integrations.


favorites Henry Turner, Bedford Public Schools

Henry Turner is the principal of Bedford HS in Bedford, MA. During his time as principal, BHS has implemented a 1:1 iPad program, focused on developing critical thinking in all classes, incorporating diverse perspectives and using PLCs as a forum for professional learning. Dr. Turner has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Masters in Education in History from Framingham State College. Dr. Turner earned his EdD in Education Leadership from Boston College. His dissertation focused on the role of distributed leadership in gaining acceptance of large scale technology initiatives.