The personal learning network for educators
After attending a workshop for the Southwestern Pennsylvania's Principals Academy this month, I had the opportunity to speak with an administrator from a nearby district. The high school in this district became BYOT in the 2010 school year. It was a very rough start because student guidelines and expectations were not given, teachers were not prepared, and discipline issues not discussed. Eventhough this was not well supported, the middle school started BYOT in the 2011 school year and was successful. The key to success was pre-planning, professional development, and high student expectations. Each grade level was given separate expectations while adiministrators stated the guidelines and consequences.
Just with any "new" program, administrator support and planning allows for an easy transition.