How a Connected Community Transformed a Rural School District


Innovation 11-06-14In this webinar for the EdTech Innovators community on, Matt Akin, superintendent of the Piedmont City School district in Alabama, discussed the driving factors behind his technology strategy for the three-school district, including a focus on why technology is particularly important for rural communities.  Matt spoke about the transformation his community has experienced, including the impact this technology has made on students’ core competencies and preparation for higher education.

Watch the webinar recording to learn more about:

1) How he used technology to increase access;

2) How he managed to make the entire town wireless; and

3) How the district is now using the technology in ways it couldn’t have before.

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EdTech Innovators presents a series of webinars with educators who are exceptional in their use of technology to support teaching and learning. The presenters have been selected by the editors of THE Journal as part of their Innovator of the Month profile because of the creative ways they are integrating technology into education.  The variety of tools and applications is stunning, and the applications touch every aspect of the life of a school community.  This program is presented by THE Journal.

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