Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Minor

Second Advisor

Dr. Don Angelaccio

Third Advisor

Dr. Jack Denny


XYZ District has recently invested in a one-to-one technology initiative, providing each student in grades three through eight with an iPad. However, consistent integration of this new technology with classroom teaching strategy has been lacking, even though teachers were provided with a digital curriculum and guidance in blendedlearning pedagogy through the XYZ Internal University. This may be due, in part, to the evolving culture in many schools, as well as teacher competencies and self-efficacy in using the technology. Given the potential for significant student learning gains through the proper implementation of this technology, two representative teachers were surveyed to gather data regarding iPad use in the classroom. The teachers were then provided training in use of the Odyssey supplemental digital curriculum, and surveyed again after one month’s consistent use of the program. In a follow-up survey one month later, these teachers reported increased student content mastery and engagement from consistent use of the iPads and Odyssey curriculum.