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Building Buy-in: Helping Faculty See the Value of Classroom Technology

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Participate and share : Poster

Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Nicole May  
Caitlin Donovan  

Learn about one school's strategies for creating buy-in for using technology in the classroom. Explore how the strategies encourage thoughtful use of technology in schools.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None, just come with questions!
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: 9-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.
For Education Leaders:
Systems Designer
  • Establish partnerships that support the strategic vision, achieve learning priorities and improve operations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to provide those working to integrate technology more fully into their schools examples of strategies that have worked for us in our adoption process. We are in year 6 of a 1:1 iPad program at our high school. We are a large urban Catholic institution, and have worked hard to help all faculty feel comfortable using technology in their classroom. We aim to provide in this presentation an understanding of tools that have worked to help us with our adoption, and ways we have improved faculty involvement in using technology in their classrooms. In addition to iPads, we also have chromebooks for students to utilize in the library, and are a GAFE school. There is no particular model we have used, but there are strategies we have found helpful to encourage teachers to try new things and be willing to adopt technology that benefits their students. The takeaway would provide those interested in encouraging growth among faculty with a picture of what has and has not worked - hopefully benefitting their school as well.


- Background on our school and the development of our 1:1 program
- Storming and norming through our process
- Strategies and tools that helped us with buy-in
- How COVID and distance learning has affected our strategy and 1:1 program

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Nicole May, Saint Francis Preparatory School
Caitlin Donovan, St.Francis Preparatory School

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