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Greetings from our CEO

Sarah Hanawald PhotoGreetings and welcome to the One to One Institute's website! I'm delighted to welcome you to our site and I am sure that you'll find resources here that will help you regardless of where you are in the One to One journey. Over the last thirteen years, One to One Institute has emerged as a voice, beacon, and expert for expanding equity and opportunity for all learners. 

The OTO staff and board recently revised our mission, and I'm pleased to share it. Now, more than ever, the call for equity demands access to digital information resources for all learners. Certainly, schools today are the least digital they'll ever be. We know that today's learners will enter a future in which they must leverage digital learning resources throughout their careers (as well as in their personal pursuits) in order to fully participate in society. We choose to openly address that fact that providing ubiquitous access to technology is a moral imperative, not just "the right thing to do."

One to One Institute is a tightly focused organization that equips schools to fulfill the moral imperative of ensuring every learner achieves their full potential and has perpetual access to a personal computing device.

What won't change is our commitment to the why of one to one. It's not about the devices, even though they are essential tools in this digital era. It's not enough to provide devices and access to all learners, it's a critical first step. What must happen is the transformation of education to a student-focused, constructivist system leveraging the power of technology tools, within and beyond the bricks and mortar of 'school.' This transformation of teaching and learning can't and won't happen until educators across the board commit to the thoughtful implementation of best practices in leveraging the power of digital tools in the classroom, in the library, at home, or, "anytime, anywhere." 

Over the next few weeks and months, we'll explore the issue of what constitutes an effective One to One initative as well as how leaders can leverage the findings of the Project RED research to ensure that their one to one has meaningful impact on teaching and learning. I'm looking forward to sharing new resources for leaders and schools as they plan, implement, or re-vision their one to one programs. Our expert practitioners, who have all led one to one initatives, are eager to share their insights with the One to One Institute community.

Enjoy your visit to our site! Reach out if we can answer questions or provide additional information or guidance. 

Regards,

Sarah Hanawald

 

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21st century education through the implementation of one-to-one technology
in K-12 education environments.

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