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Smart Ed Tech Strategy That Comes From the Classroom

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Published on Feb 21, 2017

Joseph Williams, the technology director in California’s Perris Union High School District, demands fast responses to IT problems and insists on keeping close connections to teaching and learning by sitting in on lessons and coaching his colleagues. Williams oversees a $3.2 million technology budget that supports Chromebooks for all 10,700 students, has dramatically expanded opportunities for students and staff to learn computer science, and provides “maker spaces” for hands-on student building and creation.

“What I didn’t want to do was try to effect change by riding a desk,” Williams says. “I needed to be able to lead from the classroom.”

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