While technology ushers in opportunity, best practice integration remains challenging. Learn to implement digital pedagogies by promoting collaboration, bolstering purposeful inquiry, and anchoring student learning for optimized outcomes.
Chapter 11: Three-Stage Model
The ACBOE instituted a de facto change model to guide many of their actions impacting curriculum decision making at the institutional, instructional, and operational levels. This chapter encapsulates the district's collective decision making relating to school improvement, including the implementation of the Digital Age Best Practices into three successive stages: Building Capacity, Implementing Change, Sustaining Independence.
Building Capacity establishes the foundation for change. This stage focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit stakeholders from realizing their instructional or organizational goals while enhancing their abilities through strategically placed professional development. The goal of building capacity is to address potential problems before they arise and threaten the entire change process while considering the needs of individual staff members. Stage 1, Building Capacity, requires ...