I'm sitting at TIES in a Key Instructional Contacts meeting surrounded by some of Minnesota's best integrationist, tech-leaders, and power-players and I realize how different our situation is in Hastings. On the eve of our iPad deployment in the elementary schools, I learned that none of the other districts represented today are approaching mobile in the classrooms the way we are attempting.
This both excites and terrifies me.
It terrifies me because there are precious few folks that can relate to our situation. Fewer people whose own experience can help us make this a success. Many of the representatives are very middle and high school focused. Breathe...
This excites me because there are precious few folks that have the opportunity to experience what we are poised to try. Their lack of experience means we can take our own path to success - likely filled with bumps, twists, and turns. Our students will be their middle and high school students in the near future - let's impress them.
We are in a position to create some unique and powerful waves in the elementary education mini-iPad set world. I like this.
Let's do it!
Andrew G. Leiser