Why Strategic Abandonment is the Key to Improving

What strategic abandonment is and how it’s critical to the success of any digital learning initiative.

As school districts look to transform their instructional practices to make learning more personalized, engaging, and relevant for today’s students, many districts have struggled to integrate new technologies to support this shift. A big reason for these struggles is that districts have added too much complexity by introducing disparate systems for handling curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, communication, collaboration, and other functions.

Every unique system a district adopts adds one more separate log-in for students or teachers to remember and is yet another technology platform with which teachers must become familiar. These demands can add up quickly, leaving already overworked staff members feeling frustrated and discouraged about employing another technology tool.

That’s why it’s critical to consider which existing technologies or processes you can abandon before you move forward with any new initiative—an approach known as “strategic abandonment.”

In this decision guide, you’ll learn more about what strategic abandonment is and how it’s critical to the success of any digital learning initiative. You’ll also be introduced to a framework for evaluating which tools and systems you can strategically abandon to maximize your chances of success—and you’ll discover how an all-in-one digital solution can help. Finally, you’ll learn how to implement such an end-to-end solution effectively.

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