From Now On
|Vol 11|No 3|November/December|2001
While well intended, the shift to site-based decision making more than a decade ago was rarely accompanied by a substantial investment in the organizational development required to create effective invention or program development teams.
Until recently, many districts spent more time and energy on installation than development - staff or program development, that is - but the trend is toward investment in human resources so as to maximize return and change daily practice.
See "Invention as Learning" at http://staffdevelop.org/invent.html
See "Creating the Vanguard: Identifying and Grooming the Pioneers" at http://staffdevelop.org/cadre.html
In 1991, I published a manual devoted to effective group program planning. While primarily focused on site-based decision making and planning, the skills and the strategies outlined in this book can be directly applied to the challenge of building robust technology initiatives.
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