Steven Anderson and his team at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are used to dealing with tech newbies. They train and support 4,000 teachers on a variety of equipment and software. But when one experienced, and respected, teacher said that she simply did not want to use technology in her classroom, it became the group’s challenge to change her mind.
“She told her principal that she taught well enough and she had data to show that her kids were growing,” recalls Anderson, the North Carolina district’s director of instructional technology. “Her principal told her, ‘That’s not how our school works.'”