As I sat with a client yesterday in the final planning meeting before the districts first one to one deployment, I was reminded of the importance of teamwork, communication, and commitment to success. Representation from the entire district was present at the meeting with everyone working toward a single goal....a successful first deployment.
The commitment in the room was secondary to only one thing and that is the communication in the room. To successfully implement one to one, communication is an absolute must. In this room, we had the Asst. Supt's, Technology Director, Technicians, Principals, Media Specialist, and School Bookkeepers all there to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a total district effort to successfully deploy one to one. Remember to always include all of the right people in the meeting. Ensure that everyone is on the same page. Communicate, communicate, and then communicate again.