Technology Integration Roadmap 

A plan that leads to a successful 21st century teaching and learning environment.

In the process of creating the plan, we help you:

  1. Create a Mobile Technology Integration Plan outlining how your district will implement 1:1 or BYOD.

  2. Establish the vision and goals for your initiative, and how to obtain those goals.

  3. Receive buy-in for technology integration from the teachers, students, administrators and the community.

We work with district leaders to create or compliment their current mobile technology plan by developing an adaptable roadmap that makes transition manageable. We support the district every step of the way towards a 1:1/BYOD model.

There are three phases to building your integration roadmap:

Needs assessment - Where We Are Today  

We work with the district to send surveys to administrators, teachers, students, and parents to gather information in the following areas:

  1. Culture - Are your teachers ready or afraid of this change? Do your students understand what it means to be a responsible digital learner in the information age? Are parents informed of the changes and their new role?

  2. Infrastructure - Is your Wifi ready to handle the new technology? How is your security? Have you considered device charging, storing, and enrollment?  

  3. Financials - What is feasible at the moment? How aggressive will the plan be? Are there sources for additional funding?

The goal of this phase is to evaluate where the district is today. It may take a week or more to gather all the correct information.

 

Vision Brainstorm - Where We Will Be Tomorrow  

After our team has had time to analyze the survey data, we schedule face-to-face time with key leaders in the district to discuss the following:

 

  1. Vision - Going 1:1? BYOD? Where do you want to be in the next few years?

  2. Goals - Why are you working toward this technology initiative? Outline key goals and objectives.

  3. Obstacles - What is going to stop you from achieving your vision and goals?


The destination in this phase is to determine where the district would like to be in the near future. This may take one to two face-to-face days.

Create the Plan - How We Will Get There

The mobile integration plan is delivered in an interactive web format. This password protected website contains all of the following items and can be easily accessed on any device or printed for reference. The plan uses information gathered in Phase I and II outlining the following sections:


Section 1 Integration Road Map

  • Vision / Goals

  • Challenges / Obstacles

  • Solutions

  • Integration Timeline overview


Section 2 Integration Timeline

The Integration Timeline is a detailed breakdown of specific dates associated with each action item throughout the course of your mobile initiative. The suggested items and dates are a starting point for your plan. The Integration Timeline is meant to change and evolve as you make your way through each phase of deployment.


Section 3 Needs Assessment

  • Mobile integration readiness  

  • District demographics

  • Survey data: students, teachers, administrators, parents

  • Cost savings

  • District statistics (problem areas, success areas)

  • Infrastructure analysis


Section 4 Estimated Budget

  • Project scope and overall budget

  • Potential savings


A technology plan is always evolving and improving. The plan will be updated regularly as the district moves through implementation.

Why is this program important?

For many years, education has put technology in the classroom for the sake of technology. If a district's vision is to put tablets in the classroom, then all we’ll get at the end of the program is “tablets in the classroom”. It’s essential to bring in all the stakeholders and identify the real objective with any technology initiative. We have to go beyond just looking at the device and really ask ourselves, “How will this change the way I learn and teach?” We cannot just replace what we have always been doing with technology and expect different results. We have to find ways that technology can transform the learning experience.


“The iSchool Initiative team of speakers and facilitators has provided expert guidance and a collection of comprehensive services for our digital innovation program in Anderson School District One. These services include a needs assessment, project management, parent and student support, and professional development that has energized a culture of mobile learning at each of our 14 schools.

Our district successfully deployed 7600 iPads during a three week period. Any district or school leadership that is planning a mobile learning initiative should consider a consultation with the iSi Team. Their support, guidance, and teamwork were invaluable to our district and the success of our program.”

- Mr. David Havird, Superintendent, Anderson School District One

We built a mobile device integration plan for Anderson School District One, SC, and helped implement the district’s three year program. Here are a few highlights:

  • Created a plan with an estimated budget of $7,000,000 over three years

  • 6 months after the initial plan, 8,000 tablets were deployed district wide for a 1:1 initiative

  • The plan had 100% buy-in from board members to approve project

  • Successfully provided the district with tablets, casing, carts, warranty, mobile device management, a learning management system, and upgrades to the wireless infrastructure.

  • Created a three year professional development plan, including annual district-wide conferences for teachers, community events, district leadership training, student training, and regular monthly training for teachers.