Spotlight on Leaders in Technology and Innovation

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Leaders in Technology and Innovation


The Education Week Spotlight on Leaders in Technology and Innovation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Providing autonomy and support to innovation networks
  • Encouraging digital-only instruction
  • Fostering a culture of experimentation
  • Using technology to personalize learning experiences

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week

Under Gail Pletnick's leadership, students in Dysart's schools are learning at their own pace, only moving on when they've fully grasped concepts.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week

Six years after Dennis Stockdale's arrival, schools in the Garrett-Keyser-Butler district have leapt into the 21st century.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Superintendent Terry B. Grier details how his district's high school program promotes college access and persistence for low-income students.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week


NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.
July 30, 2015 - Marketplace K-12

Under Superintendent Terry B. Grier and Chief Technology Information Officer Lenny J. Schad, Houston’s high school students will be equipped with laptops and secondary schools with use digital-only instructional materials.
February 24, 2015 - Leaders to Learn From

Linda L. Clark, the former superintendent in Meridian, Idaho, fostered a culture of experimentation to improve teaching and learning and ramp up student engagement.
February 24, 2015 - Leaders to Learn From

Cicely Benoit and Aditi Rao are educators at Houston's most innovative school, A+ Unlimited Potential, a small, tuition-free middle school launched last year. Together they are personalizing learning experiences for their students using Edmodo, community field trips, and parental engagement strategies.
February 17, 2015 - Vander Ark on Innovation

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