Dissertation

A district's implementation of 1:1 student device model

Implementation of 1:1 devices is a daunting task; districts can gain insight from one another on best practices and strategies for implementation. The purpose of this mixed-methods case study was to engage in a holistic examination of the 1:1 implementation process within a K-12 school district from start to present. This research could provide schools with examples, reflective questions to consider, and also pitfalls that can be avoided. Educational systems can vary between states, districts, and schools, but the end product of instruction and student learning are the consistent commonalities. Having the opportunity to assess and evaluate a district’s decisions within a current implementation process can support both districts currently in or at the beginning stages of the 1:1 implementation process. This case study analyzed interviews with the director of technology, superintendent, assistant superintendent of educational services, and a focus group with the assistant superintendents of personnel services, student support services and business services; along with these interviews is the analysis of past surveys of teachers conducted by the district during the implementation process. Results are shared, and a discussion based on the High Leverage Practices model is presented.

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