#leadershipday11 Our Reflection: 2+2+2

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#leadershipday11 2+2+2

Each year Scott McLeod challenges us to challenge our administrators to move forward with technology for the learning processes of our schools.

One question asked: What are some tangible, concrete, realistic steps that administrators can take to move their school organizations forward?

Considering the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, our school’s administrative leaders are 2 + 2 + 2 in moving our school forward:

2 To Thank

2 To Get Better

2 To Go Further

2 To Thank

1- stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning.

Our school leaders share readings and experiences that support our move to Google Apps for Education and our use of NWEA to map our students needs. Thank you.

For continued reading for administrators, visit The Connected Principals Blog.

2— recruit and retain highly competent personnel who use technology creatively and proficiently to advance academic and operational goals.

We guide our technology with technology-applying teachers as leaders because they understand and apply technology for teaching and learning. That keeps the focus and need on learning and making things work, rather than blocking access or closing avenues as often happens when the IT directs technology. Thank you.

We hire people willing to advance the school and their own technology use for student learning, especially in new technology job openings. Thank you.

2 To Get Better

1— collaborate to establish metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings to improve staff performance and student learning.

Our professional development has focused on accessing student data and apply that information to plan for student learning.

To get better we could share our focus areas in online tools: sharing documents of lessons; using forms for documenting student learning to monitor and adjust more easily; create a Professional Learning Community site for resources particular to our needs.

Professional Learning Community with Google Apps

Principal Walk-Through

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2— allocate time, resources, and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration.

We have provided after-school training in our GAFE initiative and provided ten-minute shots during staff meetings.

To get better we could provide at least one period each week for teachers to explore and document one new strategy using technology.

In Five

2 To Go Further

1— promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital-age tools.

Expect use of our GAFE and wiki tools to plan and implement our strategic and local programs as well as share our work with the community.

Collaboration

2- provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.

We thank our Parent Education Committee for their vision and support to improve technology devices at our school.

Our administration is continuing to find ways to bring our school model into 21st teaching and learning. Instead of computers for each student, use an iOS device. Update our policies to include Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) policies.

iPads in Schools

BYOD

Our administration supports our technology initiatives. We have to thank administration for their efforts. We want to get better and to go further.

What is your 2+2+2 reflection?

2 to Thank

2 to Get Better

2 to Go Further?

3 thoughts on “#leadershipday11 Our Reflection: 2+2+2

  1. Sheri, nice job thanking first and then giving tangible, meaty, and attainable goals for your administration. I love all the research you’ve done by providing links to follow throughout.

    I’m impressed that your district has a commitment to hiring personnel who are committed to using technology to enhance student learning. That is definitely something to be thankful for.

    Well done! I’m glad you joined the call to bloggers for Leadership Day.

    Denise

  2. Hi Sheri,
    Another awesome post! I’ll comment from personal perspective–

    2 to thank: 1) my former students because they taught me so much and they made me a better person & 2) those who saw more in me than I did in myself because they helped my strive for better

    2 to get better: 1) I always remember teachers telling me, “Don’t write in the margins.” — Even though I like breaking silly rules, some rules have a purpose and should be followed — I want to get better at keeping “the margins” in my life. When I do, I can do a better job in everything. 2) There are more people I want to invest in and must be purposeful in building those relationships by letting them into my life.

    2 to go further: 1) I want to go further with collaborations globally and 2) in the community

    Thanks so much for challenging me to think about this! It made a huge difference. And now I’m going to go enjoy my Friday evening with friends!

    Kind regards,
    Tracy

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