If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
With this rollout, we've learned to be flexible and even redefine our ideas. It's only the first year. We are still planning, talking and evaluating how we are doing and what can be made better for next year.
While I was on a run a few weeks back, I happened upon this lovely Bradford pear tree to illustrate my idea of how we are changing in my district.
Do you see how the bottom right branch is almost fully bloomed whereas the top is only starting to bud?
As a district-level technology coach, I view my responsibility as one of helping the change happen for the good of everyone - helping others bloom in their own time for the good of all learners, whether educators or students.
Change takes time. Change is beautiful when it happens. Meaningful, reflective change is good.