EdTech Leadership Cycle

The EdTech Leadership cycle is complex. So much of what a school or district needs depends on where they are in the journey of converting Teacher Technology (Type I) to Student Technology (Type II). {Check out the difference between Type I and Type II technology: Using Technology How?} Where a district is on that journey dictates the type of leader they need; do they need a technician or an educator?

A technician as leader is a logical first choice when networks are being built. The technician lays out networks thinking of equality as sameness. Each school should have the same access.

An educator as leader is needed once the infrastructure is established and the art of educating requires some translation to the digital tools available. There are two phases that an EdTech leader continually cycles through: envisioning and drilling down to details.

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