What are the essential ingredients for moving a school forward to successful and comprehensive change? Read Leslie Wilson's insights to find out more.
Leslie Wilson, is CEO and co- founder of One-to-One Institute, a non-profit serving organizations in successful implementation of personalized 1:1 learning programs. She earlier co-directed Michigan’s 1:1 initiative, Freedom to Learn.
Prior to the Institute, Ms. Wilson served public education for 31 years as change agent, teacher and multiple administrator roles. An Education Policy/Program Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership, Ms. Wilson created an advanced fellowship program for educational technology leaders. She completed her undergraduate and doctoral coursework at the University of Michigan, has an MA in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University, and special education administrator certification from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently Board President of Nexus Academy in Lansing, Michigan, a blended learning high school, and a mentor for Intel’s Education Accelerator Project.
Ms. Wilson co-authored the Project RED research and “Technology for Learning-A Guidebook for Change.” Follow on publications include: “A Global Toolkit: Project RED” and “Ready, Set, Go - A Guide for Implementing 1:1 Technologies.” As contributing author, Ms. Wilson worked with leaders, policy makers, FCC and USDOE to publish “The Digital Textbook Playbook.” For the journal, “Science, Technology & Mathematics (STEM),” Wilson wrote the chapter on “Transforming Education: One-to-One.” She is a frequent writer, blogger and speaker, recognized as an international expert in change agency, leadership, and education technologies. Her most recent publication is the chapter on “Governance” in Alan Shark’s book, “The Digital Journey in K-12: Overcoming Roadblocks & Embracing Innovation.”
Passion and commitment of caring educators, the power of numerous technologies, self-directed/driven learners and many support levers created perfect conditions for the unlikely results showcased in an upcoming movie, “Spare Parts”.
One to One programs require ongoing evaluation in order to thrive and to produce the best learning outcomes. Read Leslie Wilson's list of essential questions we should all be asking.
Leslie Wilson discusses both the vision and evidence found in effective and personalized learning environments in schools.
Leslie Wilson, CEO of the One to One Institute, discusses purposeful change, evolving designs for learning and the classroom environment. Read about strategies for fostering change in your school or district.
Overhauling education is not easy. Visionary leadership and collaborative teamwork are of primary importance if we are to move schools into the future.