This is part of a short series of posts where I reflect on the inaugural Intel Education Visionaries meet up in Santa Clara, California in October 2015.
As part of the seminar programme at the #IntelVisionaries Conference Leslie Wilson (CEO of the One-to-One Institute and President of the Nexus Academy) gave a 45 minute presentation titled ‘Blazing the Trail for Today’s School Leaders’.
Much of her presentation was highly US centric but she did make some interesting points and it was good to be reminded about Project Red: A Global Toolkit for Education Transformation.
Regardless of where you are in the world the Project Red Toolkit is definitely worth having a look at if you are interested in developing sustainable 1:1 models within your school, district or country. Importantly, it is linked to independent research and evaluation of the impact that programmes like this can offer if they are implemented correctly and in a holistic way.
Lesley finished her talk with the ‘first follower’ video – which I am not sure I had seen before, but I certainly found quite amusing. It takes a very lighthearted approach to how replicating behaviour can lead to impact.
You can download the full transcript from Derek Sivers website (and also a version of the video if you don't want to rely on YouTube). There is also a lesson (that you can customise) on using the video over on TED-Ed.