Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jim Schott

Second Advisor

Dr. Daniel Buckman

Third Advisor

Dr. Carol Burg


The intent of my policy proposal is to ensure that Language Arts teachers have adequate professional development training in integrating iPad usage in the classroom. There is a valid need for establishing and implementing a policy to drive the expectations and requirements for the incorporation and integration of technology throughout the Language Arts grades 9-12 curriculum and instruction. The same is true for the technology tools used by Language Arts teachers. I believe a clearly defined policy should articulate essential expectations for all staff members as well as the kind of support school leaders must provide to ensure defined best practices are understood and incorporated in classroom practice.


I would like to thank all those who took part in the interviews, surveys and focus groups for their cooperation and contribution of information, views and attitudes, which were essential to the completion of this dissertation. I want to thank my dissertation chairs, Dr. Jim Schott, Dr. Daniel Buckman for their help and advice during the research and writing process. I must express my gratitude to my parents and husband who provided me with the opportunity to pursue my goals. I will be forever grateful for their dedication and devotion in supporting my dreams.

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