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Leadership Exchange
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Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Leading From Where You Are: Helping Schools Thrive in the Digital Age

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Lecture


Wednesday, December 2, 3:15–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Bill Bass  
Shannon Miller  

In this lively session, a librarian and a district leader team up to reflect on innovative strategies and practices to build these connections throughout the world. Focusing on mentorship, advocacy, culture and equity, we'll share our own programs and provide structure to adapt to your own communities.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Library/media
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Leader
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the session is to provide innovative strategies and practices to lead from where you are as helping schools, students, and teachers thrive in the digital age. From the session, participants will be able to take back lots of practical and powerful ideas around advocacy, culture, equity and mentorship to create meaningful impact in the library and throughout the school community.

Our objectives will follow the ISTE Standards. They include:

For Educators: Leader
Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Equity and Citizenship Advocate
Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.

The presenters are two internationally known educators, one, a school leader and one, a teacher librarian leader. Within their book Lead from the Library, they have shared the success of their programs as well.

Outline

The content will be presented in a lively session through information, sharing of programs and rich discussions, lead by the presenters and driven by audience discussions. The audience will not only participate in rich discussions, but will also be part of a crowd sourced, curated collections of resources to be used as a take away.

The content of mentorship, advocacy, culture, and equity will be equal parts of the presentation and conversation.

Supporting research

Leading from the Library
Help Your School Community Thrive in the Digital Age

By, Bill Bass and Shannon McClintock Miller

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Presenters

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Bill Bass, Parkway School District
ISTE Certified Educator

Bill Bass is a former English teacher who now serves as the innovation coordinator for instructional technology, library media and federal programs in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, Missouri. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms at all grade levels. Bass currently serves as president of ISTE Board of Directors, and was named one of National School Board Association’s (NSBA) 20 to Watch EdTech Leaders. He’s also a Google Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer. Bass has written numerous articles and book chapters, and is the author of three books: From Inspiration to Red Carpet, Digital Reading: What’s Essential in Grades 3-8 and Leading from the Library.

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Shannon Miller, Van Meter Community School

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