Who is responsible for “Digitalisieren” in schools? Schulamt? Schulleiter? Teachers?
Yes, it is ideal when the responsibility is shared across the entire school. Let’s be honest. This is rare and often not the case.
Every school needs someone or a small group to take responsibility to push the essential transformation. A full time teacher that has 2 lessons per week as ICT coordinator is not enough. If schools want to succeed, they will need a few strong teachers with the support of management to closely work with students, parents and teachers. This is a full time job.
The goal of this session is to have an open and honest discussion about technology integration in a school. I do not have the answers. Every school is unique. I can only talk about my experience with transitioning my school to a 1:1 iPad school over the last eight years. It is necessary for school leaders to understand the essential role they play in the transition and the needs and concerns of parents, teachers and students.
Giving devices to schools and saying “Viel Glück” is not acceptable.