Derrick Schellenberg – 1:1 Classrooms, Authentic Tasks, and The Shifting Core

By Chris Cluff

It’s amazing how many rabbit holes one man can encounter when he’s chasing squirrels! Join Chris Cluff as he finds, explores and pushes the boundaries in education.

Initally, when I found out that a 1:1 school existed in my board, I was jealous. I wanted a laptop too. I wanted my students to have laptops. Everything would be more awesome if my school became that school. If only my longview had been informed with more savvy, I am sure I could have found ways to build capacity towards Modern Learning thinking instead of bemoaning an EDU shift that I did not fully understand or appreciate. Derrick made it clear that the tech is not necessarily a guarantor for robust learning experiences. The deeper truth that emerges is that when starting a 1:1 program there also has to be a focus on 1:1 culture shift. He has spent several years working through the details of growth within his tech accelerated context and now after a few starts and stops, shows what teachers and students can do when culture and tech approach harmony.
You can find Derrick on Twitter @Mr_Schellenberg 
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