The 1:1 Roadmap
Setting the Course for Innovation in Education
- Andrew P. Marcinek - Grafton Public Schools, Burlington School District
Technology is more than just “Computer Class;” it is a literacy that must be threaded throughout the fabric of a school. In a 1:1 environment, you’re preparing students to be responsible citizens of the physical and digital worlds. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with devices; you have to have a plan for technology that keeps learning at center stage.
Here you’ll find a solid plan for designing a technology initiative that fuels student learning. Real-life examples, lessons, and interviews with stakeholders show you
- Why a 1:1 program is not only achievable but also beneficial and necessary
- How to choose the right devices
- The best ways to prepare teachers through professional development
- Best practices for instruction and personalization in a 1:1 environment
It’s more essential than ever to integrate digital and information literacy into the fabric of our schools. This practical resource will get you started on the journey.
—Eric Sheninger, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, Digital Leadership
"Ultimately, going 1:1 is about fostering a culture of trust and innovation, and this doesn’t happen overnight—you need a strong plan. Marcinek helps leaders get started with a 1:1 implementation, and teaches us how to prepare the entire school community for digital citizenship.”
—Salome Thomas-EL, Award-winning Principal and Author of "The Immortality of Influence”
"With the proliferation of technology in education, districts quite often go all-in without a shared vision and strategic plan primed for success. Marcinek provides a desperately needed resource based on practical experience that will help districts effectively and properly implement 1:1 initiatives. "
"Marcinek has captured in his text what 1:1 is and all a school needs to get started, and his emphasis on creating a successful 1:1 environment is felt throughout. With a strong focus on technology, but more importantly, a stronger focus on learning, Andrew lays out a simple, yet effective methodology that any educator can follow."
"Marcinek has written the essential roadmap for schools and districts that either already are 1:1 or are considering a move to it. The book contains powerful examples and ideas about how to make that transition both practically and pedagogically. As the principal of a school that has been 1:1 since 2006, I still found myself taking notes and thinking about how Andrew's ideas would make us better."
"This book is the definitive text for schools looking to arm all students and staff with devices. It clearly identifies and explains ways in which school culture can be cultivated to use the technology in order to positively impact the learning and teaching. Practical advice that is sound and easy to follow - a must for school leaders implementing a 1:1 program."
"This book is indeed a 'roadmap' for successful 1:1 implementation, complete with a wealth of practical resources and examples. Even if you end up making some different choices about your 1:1 program, the chapters will help you think through the necessary decisions at every stage of the process."
"Ultimately, going 1:1 is about fostering a culture of trust and innovation, and this doesn’t happen overnight—you need a strong plan. Andy Marcinek helps leaders get started with a 1:1 implementation, and teaches us how to prepare the entire school community for digital citizenship. With this book, you’ll be ready for success!"
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 5: The Case for a Student Help Desk