Questeq partner gets teachers excited about technology-driven curriculum, is named Google Reference District and #1 School in Lawrence County
It’s not by accident that Wilmington became one of only 250 Google Reference Districts in the world or was named #1 School in Lawrence County! There was a careful, thought-out partnership strategy that lead to unanimous educator participation in the meaningful use of a technology-driven curriculum.
See a 2:30-minute video by CEO, Jeff Main, that outlines the Wilmington partnership from technology assessment to design to implementation.
Quest for Success: Inside the Wilmington-Questeq Partnership
Three years ago, Wilmington came to Questeq for a technology assessment. That assessment led to a new technology design – a new structure of the technology department based on Wilmington’s strategic curriculum and engagement goals.
If you’d like curriculum to bridge the gap between technology and engagement, here are a few tips we learned from our partnership with Wilmington:
- Start with district-wide acceptance and enthusiasm. School board members, administrators, faculty and staff must align their goals and invite innovation.
- Curriculum must lead technology. Devices should only be acquired if they directly complement the curriculum.
- Install the right staff, infrastructure and back-end services
- [In Wilmington’s case] switch from legacy Windows environment to a Google environment
- Train teachers 1-on-1 or in groups and do it often. In Wilmington’s case, use a technology coach or engaging training sessions – such as TED-style talks
- Get a technology partner that works like a tightly unified engine to achieve the school’s strategic vision
If you have any questions or would like more information, call Eugene Sciulli at 1-888-783-7837 x 120.