Watch & Learn: Stepping Up to Lead IT
Before taking IT positions in their districts, David Chan and Daniel Stitzel taught in the classroom for years. They share how their background as educators has helped them succeed in their current, technology-focused roles. Chan, director of instructional technology at Evanston Township High School in Illinois, and Stitzel, district technology coach at Ohio’s Streetsboro City Schools, also share advice for districts looking to fill technology positions and educators looking to follow in their footsteps.
David Chan, Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
Daniel Stitzel, District Technology Coach, Streetsboro City Schools
- Demo models allow students and staff to test technology before it’s implemented districtwide.
- Students learn ecosystems through clay modeling before expanding their understanding with Minecraft: Education Edition.
- Districts should balance their IT teams with staff holding technical and instructional experience.