Seven tips to encourage personal development and create district-wide teacher buy-in for new technology: 1. Allow six months of advance prep time to identify pain points before you implement any new solution. 2. Research possible solutions and identify the one that meets your criteria. 3. Don’t assume your students’ parents don’t have access to technology. 4. Once you’ve narrowed down your edtech tool search, create an account and play around with the technology. 5. Run a focus group with key teachers. 6. Showcase the technology at a faculty meeting at least two months before teachers will start to implement. 7. Once you’ve identified and solved a pain point, excitement over the new technology becomes contagious.