☰ Sidebar
Voting period for this idea type has passed

SXSWedu 2015

Successful K-12 Tech Implementation: What It Takes

After decades of promise and delay, digital learning technologies are finally reaching the critical tipping point necessary to spark widespread implementation at the K-12 level of U.S. education. With funds limited and few case studies available to inform such efforts, K-12 digital implementation has been hit or miss to date. This session will take a candid look at the challenges faced by K-12 schools that are implementing technology at scale—and strategies for overcoming them.

Share this idea

Related Media


  1. Examine the recent history and current state of digital implementation at the K-12 level of U.S. education
  2. Discuss why a K-12 digital learning environment is essential for the U.S. to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy
  3. Examine recent successful and less-than-successful K-12 implementations and provide basic guidelines as to what factors districts need to consider and what actions they need to take to enable a successful transition


  • Peter Cohen , President of School Education Group , McGraw-Hill Education
  • Greg Firn, Deputy Superintendent of Academics, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Casey Wardynski, Superintendent , Huntsville City Schools
  • Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District


Brian Belardi, Director of Media Relations , McGraw-Hill Education

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
  • Level: Field Experience
Show me another idea

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.