- The One-to-One Institute Approach
- Leadership for 21st Century Schools
- Teacher Professional Learning
- Other Customized Solutions
The One-to-One Institute ApproachOTO offers a One-to-One Implementation Protocol designed to guide the planning and implementation process, as well as the development of leadership and instructional practices that will lead to a successful and sustainable 1:1 program.
Leadership for 21st Century SchoolsIf you plan to implement a one-to-one learning program, there is no need to start from scratch. Take advantage of OTO’s experience with hundreds of successful one-to-one programs and our knowledge of the Key Implementation Factors that we determined from Project RED’s research. OTO offers schools and districts a One-to-One.
Teacher Professional LearningOne-to-one learning provides students and teachers with their own personal portable technology devices connected wirelessly to the Internet. These devices enable teachers to provide highly personalized and targeted learning experiences. Students use their devices for everything from research and inquiry-based projects to collaboration, presentations, content creation, and assessments.
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 with perpetual access to a personal computing device.
Will students be prepared for life in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
The results from the 2018 International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) were recently released and the findings are both unsurprising and dismaying. In short, students may be using technology often, but most of their usage is passive and focused on consumption, and they are not building the skills they need for a technology-rich future.
The ICILS focuses on two areas: computational thinking and students' digital information literacy (their capacity to use computers effectively to gather and share data and information). In both areas, few students achieved scores that would indicate readiness to participate in the era known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a time of "fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another...enabled by extraordinary technology advances... [that] are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. (World Economic Forum).
Are You Ready for 1:1?
Is your school or district ready to answer the call for digital equity? Not sure? One to One Institute, co-author of the groundbreaking Project RED research on effective 1:1 programs can help with our free 1:1 Readiness Assessment Tool (get your copy). Our research on high quality 1:1 programs investigated every aspect of 1:1. We found that readiness is the most critical factor in an initiative's success. A year spent planning in the right areas means teaching and learning advance while students and teachers thrive. When key factors are not addressed, the implementation will fail, even when combined with the best of intentions and hard work on the part of administrators, teachers, and technology leaders.
We’ve turned our research into an interactive rubric that schools and districts can use to assess their readiness by addressing each of the key areas involved:
- Technology & Learning
Once the rubric is completed, a score for each area and an overall score are calculated.
Our CEO, Sarah Hanawald, wrote the article below that was published in Education and Career News.
We are at the beginning of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” a time of relentless change with rapid fusion of physical and digital technology across industries. Present-day students will have to be nimble digital learners throughout their careers. Currently, some schools provide all students with computers, Chromebooks, or tablets, while others have only classroom sets, or worse, ancient, largely unused computer labs. How do we get from this state of digital inequity to one where all students have access to the technology resources they need to build the skills essential to their futures?
One to One Institute Welcomes New CEO Sarah Hanawald
February 14, 2019 (Bloomfield, MI) – One to One Institute (OTO) Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new CEO, Sarah Hanawald to the organization. Sarah succeeds founding CEO, Leslie Wilson, who has led the organization since its incorporation in 2006.
IGNORE THESE FINDINGS AT YOUR PERIL: Project RED Announces Significant Results from Phase III Research