The road to launching digital technologies in school districts is riddled with stories of missteps, misfires and outright failures. By contrast, our guest has led one of the most successful school transitions to digital technology in the nation. In this segment, he tells us why patience is a virtue when going digital.
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Terry Grier is superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the nation's seventh largest school system and an acknowledged leader in digital conversion. Dr. Grier was named a Leader To Learn From by Education Week for HISDs PowerUp initiative which provides laptops to high school students for anytime/anywhere learning. PowerUp has also established a districtwide digital platform, known as the HUB, that is transforming teaching and learning, and is moving HISD away from the use of textbooks in favor of digital curricula.