Institution-wide adoption strategies blog by Cindy Freed, English Dept. Chair at Pinellas Park High School
The motivation to further the agenda of a grassroots effort takes initiative. With that being said, it also takes persistence, credibility and a passion for what is being extolled by the efforts. As an English Chair of a high school located in a county that has over 101,000 students and state standards that profess the need to prepare students for college and career, I have been a firm believer in accessing the 21st century skills required of students in order to be successful in our global society. As a result of this maxim, over the past seven years, I have been a huge proponent of turnitin.com as an online platform for allowing students and teachers to interact in a manner in which technological skills are enhanced and time and energy are saved.