IT STAFF SUPPORT IS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS IN 1-TO-1 CLASSROOMS
We have all had conversations with the school/district IT folks that were not as wonderful as we might have wanted. And, we may have walked away from those conversations thinking non-wonderful thoughts about the IT folks - to put it mildly.
Why do IT staff seem to always say "no?" Taking a lesson from kindergarten, where we learned that talking with others is a good way to better understand them, we set up some
lunches with IT staff from several different schools and districts.
Our thought was this: IT have their priorities, their responsibilities, their resources. If we could better understand those priorities, responsibilities, and resources, then maybe we could work together better