Identify the elements

To design a successful process for technology change, there are three main elements to consider:

  • Tasks: What must be done in order to reach the desired outcome? Tasks may be as straightforward as creating a schedule for a testing week, or more complex, such as developing competencies. Often, more complex tasks can – and should – be broken down into smaller sub-tasks.

  • Time: How much time will it take to complete the outlined key tasks? This includes timelines, deadlines, and duration of the tasks.

  • Resources: What will your team need to achieve the end goal? This can include work time during in-service days, professional development and supportive software or technology.

These key elements are interrelated. If one element changes, it will impact the others. For example, if you have to reduce the amount of time you can dedicate to professional development for teachers, you may need to adjust the number of tasks you had planned to complete that academic year.

Outline the tasks included in your process and clearly identify how much time you have available to dedicate to this work. Think about the specific sub-tasks that will be involved, how much time each will take to complete, and the frequency (or consistent time) individuals will need to complete those tasks. You might also consider where and how can you reallocate time to maximise the impact of your team’s work. From there, it’s easier to identify the necessary resources.

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