Planning for the Future of Educational Technology

3:30 PM
 4:30 PM


This session will present a case study on developing a district strategy for educational technology and to show how to create a roadmap and plan for the next generation of facility support and infrastructure. We will show that, by reviewing strategies for the collaborative planning process with district stakeholders and how to ensure their participation, that a successful program can be established and set in motion. We will review the following steps to help the district maintain the course and correct as required when changes are required. Helping the district in developing the educational specifications to be used as templates for future works and overcoming the hurdles of setting up pilot programs to test prior to a districtwide deployment. This workshop will cover processes and lessons learned through the various stages that offered minimal disruption to facility operations. Through diverse viewpoints, the session will explore goals for the various education levels and document review stages with the district stakeholders including academics, administrative, facilities, campus safety, IT and student/parent representation. Pilot project estimating, procurement coordination and project implementation oversight that focused on minimal disruption will be discussed.

#1: Develop a long-term strategic roadmap and vision for a school district
#2: Develop a phasing plan to effectively renovate buildings with minimal disruption
#3: Working with district stakeholders including academics, administrative, facilities, campus safety, IT and student/parent representation
#4: Pilot project estimating, procurement coordination and project implementation oversight strategy

Educational Visioning: Exhibits an understanding of best and next practices related to educationalleadership, programming, teaching, learning, planning and facility design. Establishes credibility with educators, community members and design professionals while conceiving and leading a community-based visioning process. Demonstrates the ability to articulate the impact of learning environments on teaching and learning and uses that ability to facilitate a dialogue that uncovers the unique needs and long-range goals of an educational institution and its stakeholders – translating that into an actionable written/graphic program of requirements for the design practitioner.

Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning: Manages a master planning process that combines educational planning, facilities assessment and utilization, demographic research, capital planning and educational specifications with a community-based vision to establish a plan for learning environments. This includes the ability to translate existing or aspirational instructional models to specific programming and spatial relationships.

Devan Mitchell, Vice President, Educational Design Leadership, Cannon Design
As an industry leader and innovator in the planning and design of K12 learning environments, Devan brings a broad range of experience and understanding of the challenges facing school districts in the planning, design and execution of future-ready environments. Partnering with numerous public and private school clients to achieve high-value results, she has received over 20 educational awards for innovation in the execution and design of next generation learning spaces.

Michael Dannenberg, Associate Principal / Director of New & Emerging Technologies, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
With over 25 years of technical project management and systems engineering experience, Michael helps to create learning environments that are both engaging and secure for the students, academics, staff, and the public. Michael excels in educational system design and implementation. Known for his innovative solutions and creative approaches, he has worked on a wide variety of award-winning institutions. His project experience often encompasses exploring how technology can best enable new teaching pedagogies and research studies.

Carey Upton, Chief Operations Officer - Maintenance, Operations, Transportation, and Facilities Use Departments, Santa Monica Unified School District

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