In visiting campuses throughout the system, I am so excited to see technology in the hands of students and teachers. We are making great strides. Orders are being made for additional devices so that as many students as possible can access to technology at school. Since Christmas is here and the wish lists are out there, one idea is to encourage students to ask Santa for a device for school. There are good deals everywhere.
As we return to school in January to begin the second semester, please be reminded that Natalie and I are available to help with whatever we can. We have a Google calendar that is shared with all administrators. They know where we are. Visiting all our schools in a week is easy when we have requests. Send an email to request us individually or ask your team leaders and department heads to set up a time with us. You can give us specific needs or just ask for new ideas. We will come prepared. This job is very rewarding. I want to be a benefit to everyone.
High school, you are next (60 day plan). Technology is your focus beginning in February. I am looking forward to "coming home" to sit down with all of you and talking technology. Be thinking of what you may want me to share. I have shared some cool things with the 9th and middle school campuses and I will surely share them with you.
Enjoy your break and get ready for a great new year!
Kim and Natalie