What Leaders at Great Schools Do Better: Tech and Inspiring One's Team
Participate and share : Poster
Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Great leaders foster inspiring experiences, build dedicated professionals, and engage in regular storytelling, and tech can strengthen all these efforts. Join in as we look at how current technologies can revamp how district, campus, department, and grade-level leaders build a better professional environment for everyone.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Only an internet connection is required for active participation, but even one without a connected device can benefit from this content.|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
Participants will learn to:
* identify small and large successes and convey them to the community.
* design experiences that encourage closer professional collaboration.
* use time with teams more creatively and effectively.
Meeting educational/infrastructure challenges:
- The current wide variety of strong, freely-available tools and resources allows leaders of even low-resourced schools to engage in high-quality and inspiring professional experiences, though using such tools and resources for this purpose requires creative leaders willing to learn from schools of widely differing characteristics.
- A central element to fostering excellence is storytelling that informs both PD and PR efforts. Participants will learn how such tools as Adobe Spark Video, Screencastify, and Book Creator can be used with the professional team, as well as how to continue developing their skills with these tools for free after the conference.
Models employed / evidence of success:
- The presenter has developed PD and PR models for school leaders that have proven successful in schools in Indiana, Idaho, and California, and will draw upon work with exceptional schools he has visited around the world to share examples of school successes, small and large.
- In addition to providing an example of stronger leadership in the form of a very different approach to staff meetings, the presenter will guide participants through the resources provided to simplify replication efforts at their schools.
* "Surveys consistently show that teachers are interested in technology, but need increased opportunities to develop their capacities." (Cradler, J., Freeman, M., Cradler, R., and McNabb, M. (Sept., 2002). Research Implications for Preparing Teachers to Use Technology; Learning and Leading with Technology, ISTE)
* Traditional notions of in-service training or dissemination need to be replaced by opportunities for ‘knowledge sharing’ based in real situations. (Darling-Hammond, L. and McLaughlin, M. W., Policies that Support Professional Development in an Era of Reform, Phi Delta Kappan, 1995, 76(8) pp 597–604)
* "If technology is to be used by students, then teachers must possess the confidence, understanding, and skills to effectively incorporate technology into their teaching practices." (Winter, 1997). What Research Says: Training Teachers for Using Technology; Journal of Staff Development, National Staff Development Council)