To help educators regularly incorporate technology in to their teaching practices, APS Instructional Technology launched the Innovative Leaders Project.  A cadre of approximately 80 teachers serves as the district’s innovative leaders, each of whom is armed with a district-issued iPad; intensive, ongoing professional training; and the resolve to help transform teaching through technology.  Innovative leaders represent nearly every school in every APS cluster and region.The innovative leaders serve as a training extension by redelivering new teaching strategies to their colleagues in their respective schools. The innovative leaders also make sure the teacher’s perspective is reflected in district policies and strategies designed to connect instruction to technology.For example, the innovative leaders helped to vet the school system’s new comprehensive, online resource for students called myBackpack, which is being implemented throughout the 2013-14 school year.

 
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