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University of Bolton had a vision of implementing this technology for classroom use that was supposed to make it easier for the users to obtain their information and increase the planning and execution of a lesson. IEC even went as far as creating an integration for theschools adopted learning management system (LMS). The system itself was rated as excellent because it surpassed the goal of being implemented in over 1,000 classrooms, however it was not adopted as a learning resource because of time constraints. The system was not user friendly and the teachers did not have the allotted time to spend learning the complex system. When introducing technology in the classroom the learning curve must prove to be minimal, the technology must be supported, and it should be reliable (Griffiths and Goddard, 2015, p. 4). Halla, k. (2015). Deeper Learning Through Technology: Using the Cloud to Individualize Instruction(pp. 21-41). Thousand Oakes, CA: Corwin.As a high school principle located outside of Chicago Richard DuFour quickly realized that encouraging collaboration amongst his teachers and teachers in surrounding areas would stimulate better teaching through shared ideas. Professional Learning
Application of Theory to Leading Innovation and Implementing Change8Communities (PLCs) are incredibly helpful from the new teacher to the veteran teacher (Halla, 2015, p. 22). PLCs are an excellent way for teachers to acquire new curriculum content, learn about new pedagogical ideas, and collaborate with other teachers. One goalis to no longer view the classroom as a place where only the teacher teaches and the students learn. The classroom should now be a place that is engaging and interactive. As teachers begin the transitional process of moving into the twenty-first century learning environment it will be beneficial to have a network of peers to glean ideas from, view others lesson plans, and be able to ask questions and receive feedback. According to Halla (2015) “New teachers can breathe more easily because they have access to a series of lesson created by others in the school, allowing the new teacher more time to focus on learning the new material and figuring out what motivates their students, and determininghow to improve class discipline (p. 22).
Application of Theory to Leading Innovation and Implementing Change9Literature ReviewIn order for change to begin in the school system the administration, principles, and teachers must all be on the same accord. The attitudes of the leadership will play a significant role in the change process. With the influx of social media and the influences it is having on children in the school system it is important that this be recognized as an important factor for staying ahead. In his paper on Turbulence, Perturbance, and Educational Change Brian R. Beabout (2012) points out that Turbulence is the creation of increased uncertainty – a term also familiar to complexitivist and central feature of educating young people (p. 17). In an effort to minimize uncertainty, the focus should be