ICT Coordinators; we should be a dying breed. We’ve faithfully served our role as guide and translator to educators in this great digital expedition. We are incredibly near, and by now, the leaders should be fluent and they should know the way. Unfortunately, two things have happened:
- Educational leaders have failed to learn the language and the landscape
- Technology enthusiasts have thrown the baby (sound pedagogy) out with the bathwater (antiquated curriculum)
This is not a recipe for success. Leaders must accept that technology is as much a part of education as a pencil and paper. They must engage with it or they are not leading. Technology enthusiasts too have work to be done: they must put down their toys (and their egos) and join the serious and difficult work of curriculum development and pedagogical reform.
The following posts will examine our many missteps and explore how we might confidently correct them.