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Innovative management, data driven decision making, on-going professional development
Proficiency in use of 21 st century tools to create curriculum, develop assessment methods, and align standards
Effective use of 21st century learning tools in management and act as role models in the usage.
" Teachers must become comfortable as co-learners with their students and with colleagues around the world. Today it is less about staying ahead and more about moving ahead as members of dynamic learning communities. The digital-age teaching professional must demonstrate a vision of technology infusion and develop the technology skills of others. These are the hallmarks of the new education leader.” Don Knezek, ISTE CEO, 2008
Focuses on the integration of 21st century skills into content mastery
Funding supports and encourages seamless integration of 21st century skills
Curriculum is aligned with assessment and inclusive of 21 st century skills
Professional development focuses on the most effective research-based teaching strategies, learning strategies and 21st century skills
Ensure collaboration opportunities for staff
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them, because they change things, they push the human race forward and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Apple Computer 1984
Make sure infrastructure is in place to support technology system wide
Every teacher receives a laptop
Every student receives a laptop beginning in grade 3
SmartBoard in every classroom
Students have their own digital portfolios that they can access from home or school
Bring online experts into classrooms
Expand opportunities for Virtual Learning in all subjects and all levels
Offer opportunities to create innovative uses for computers
The most important question we should be asking is how can we convince our teachers to expect students to learn rather than to acquire knowledge. Then we can get them to use the tools we have supplied them to help students learn how to learn, to acquire knowledge and to apply their learning. Ray Dewar Alan November Webblog 7/19/07
Partnering Partnering is the creation of relationships that extend beyond the classroom. These are the relationships that have flattened the world and that our children will need to successfully participate in the world as adults. Who are our partners?