Leading mobile learning initiatives requires careful planning and attention to the details to help ensure success. With the recent notable implementation nightmares with mobile learning technologies, school leaders are left wondering if the move to this technology make sense. Implementation of iPads in the 1:1 model can be done with great success.
Webinar Presenter, Dr. Joe Mazza, Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership at North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA, discussed what a director of connected teaching, learning and leadership does, and how he came to be one. He shared the tools that he used to create a connected and transparent learning environment in his district, and also discussed how social media can expand educators PLNs and help them share ideas with dedicated and innovative peers around the world.
In a time when budgets are tight and schedules are even tighter, educators must be creative and agile as we seek ways to connect with families and fortify the essential home-community-school relationship that best supports kids. Schools must differentiate outreach efforts to meet families where they are – in the same way teachers must differentiate for students with diverse needs.
School leadership can be challenging, and leadership at a virtual school can present its own set of challenges. Whether it’s working with remote faculty members or statewide enrollments, evaluating the performance of virtual instructors, or partnering with hundreds of brick and mortar schools – being a virtual school leader can be a much different experience than leading at a traditional school.
It is imperative to devote time to branding their schools and telling their stories! Think about the Golden Arches – everyone knows they symbolize McDonalds and a place where you can get a cheap meal. Think about Apple – everyone knows they are synonymous with innovation and changing the world with the iPad! Branding is key. Telling our stories is critical!
Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and collection of behaviors that harnesses and leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. In this webinar, high school principal Eric Sheninger discussed the key Pillars of Digital Leadership that can move schools from change to transformation. Eric shared tips on ways to unleash the learning potential of students by tapping into their passions and creative desires.
Technology is the great equalizer for student circumstance – whether it be socio-economic, location, or social-emotional issues. Technology is something today’s generation constantly engages in and engagement is the key to student learning. We must meet our learners where they are, and engaging them is the first step. Passion-based learning creates some of the best results in student engagement as many students today are passionate about technology.
Is your district utilizing a one-size fits all approach to professional development? Is most of your PD top-down? Are you cultivating a culture of teacher leadership and allowing teachers to lead? What’s your district’s philosophy and vision for professional development?
Providing relevant, timely professional development is a challenge to an administrator. With buzz words abounding and books a bountiful, what do you do when time is tight but content is crucial? It’s easier than you think.
Have you ever seen a fire hydrant opened up full blast and water spraying the street? It is written that trying to find quality apps for education is like trying to take a drink out of that exploding fire hydrant. In this webinar, presenter Dr. Rob Furman attempted to take a few streams of that water and share with educators several great educational apps.
In this webinar, presenters Scott Rocco and Brad Currie gave practical examples of how school leaders can utilize technology, social media and web 2.0 tools. Brad and Scott explored the tremendous impact that Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Apps, Flickr, Instagram, Audioboo, Smore, iPads, SmartPhones and other tools can have on real time communication.
In education, we have had a tendency to underestimate and/or fail to grasp the vital importance of leadership. For years, we have ushered strong teachers out of the classroom and into administrative positions with little or no leadership support or development. In this webinar, presenter David Culberhouse discussed the importance of leadership development in education.
Now more than ever, it is important for teachers to get involved in active professional development that can drastically impact their growth capabilities. In this webinar, Lyn Hilt provided examples of how today’s educators can use social media tools and innovative options for more effective and meaningful professional development.
“Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Find out what it takes to be a great principal in this webinar. Presenter Jimmy Cassas, Principal at Bettendorf High School in Iowa, shared strategies and tips for successfully leading your staff and students.
Blended learning has quickly become one of the hottest topics in Education. With so many moving parts, it can often become overwhelming. In this session, presenter Ryan Imbriale decoded the concept of blended learning by sharing concrete examples and offering straight-forward dos and don’ts for principals.
Principal Eric Sheninger and educator Juliana Meehan discussed the evolving model of their Independent OpenCourseWare Studies (IOCS) program, which was implemented this year at New Milford High School. Eric and Juliana shared how their program has paved the way for their high school students to choose from a dizzying array of OpenCourseWare offered by the country’s best universities.
As educators, we desire to personalize education for a new generation in a global world – teaching students 21st century skills to empower them in their learning is the paramount task for great educators. A misconception of 21st Century Skills is the incorporation of technology into learning, but 21st Century Skills is much more than just technology.
The world has changed, and so should our teaching and learning environments. The focus on technology in the last decade has not resulted in improved student achievement. In order to “get it right” this time, we need to focus on pedagogy, technology and the change process in a Web 2.0 World.
Engaging students in their learning is the paramount task for great learning facilitators. As school and classroom leaders, it is essential that we look for a variety of ways to provide personalized and passionate opportunities for our students to learn. Students are looking for a voice and a choice in how they showcase their learning.
This webinar focused on how administrators can use Google Hangouts to network with peers, engage parents and the community, and support teachers with online professional development. Will Deyamport shared how you can practically and effectively use Google Hangouts as part of your school’s overall social media strategy.