The first years of a 1:1 provide a critical window: you'll either succeed or fail. Your staff will either develop the skills to succeed, or they will opt out, unable to adapt their teaching for students with mobile computers.
A 1:1 Plateau happens when core faculty stop trying to run lessons where students use their new computers, or create only power struggles rather than student-centered learning when they do try.
A 1:1 Plateau hurts many school stakeholders, and is hard to fix.
Going 1:1? Here's Help.
Going121.com is a fixed-fee blend of consulting and online training to support principals and faculty in schools that give students portable computers. We help build individual and team capacities, while overcoming predictable barriers to teacher participation in one-to-one classroom configurations. Some of these barriers cannot be addressed at individual levels; others need to be.
Going121 supports three participation levels: course, eLearning and community. An online course option engages teachers in group considerations, eLearning trains individuals in student-centered learning and technology integration, and bridges between teacher ePortfolios and team websites support knowledge building.
Together, these three strategies can prevent 1:1 plateaus.