Reactions, thoughts and impressions of this statement? What must happen at the district and school levels to change this paradigm? (chart these)
Read Tech standards for administrators from ISTE Why is this conversation today significant? Identify the relevant NETS-A standards?
Activity #1: Power of Community Site What is the purpose of a PLC? Characteristics of PLC? A focus on learning A collaborative culture with focus on learning for all Collective inquiry into best practices and current reality Action Orientation, Learning by Doing A commitment to continuous improvement Results focused A group of people working interdependently within an e-learning community and with e-learning tools to achieve common goals linked to the purpose of learning for all. Questions What do we need in order to improve? (Tools? players? Common goals) Will we turn what we already know into action? (actionizing key processes and e-learning and leadership strategies
We have developed some examples (all closed) LEA WAVES DLA Spa Examine the GO LIVE Site as an e-LC both synchronously and asynchronously; how does the site contribute to the focus and purpose of an e-LC? What works? Activity #2: Collaborative Discussion: What are some challenges that school and district organizations face in the 21st century? How can an e-LC provide e-solutions to face these challenges. What are some factors that contribute to a district or school's failure to implement what we know will help all students learn at high levels? What are some ways an e-LC can overcome these barriers? How does your district or school promote learning for adults who work there? How can an e-LC structure facilitate that professional development? What are some logical questions that would need to be asked in building and implementing an e-Learning community within the core learning structure? Activity #3: What are your expectations and intended outcomes for implementing an e-LC structure? Activity #4 : Read article, &quot;3 Barriers to creative Brainstorming in PLCs; Key learnings, research one of the tools mentioned in the article ad discuss the value of this tool in eliminating the identified barrier.
Listen to selected comments about the power of the PLN
Activity #5: Power Law of Participation
Read the blogs from the blog links on the GO LIVE Site. Assign one blog for each team. Conduct a scan of assigned blog--archived blogs What are the common features of these blogs?
Resolve to Write: Every Principal Needs a blog as a frame of reference What do you blog? What can you blog? How to maximize the use of your blog purposefully and strategically? blog achievements and spotlights-- how to use a blog, leadership philosophy, interp of a part policy or needed change or its impact on school, blog about a schooling issue, catching teachers doing actions committed to the mission, brand and market school or a special program, provide insights on issues such as leadership, learning, thoughts related NCLB, academic success, video's that capture a compelling thought, positions relating to board policies, communicating impact on the school, e-learning and e-leadership strategies, data analysis, blog on community perspective or maybe something that happened at the school that seems contrary to the mission and vision of school--his or her spin about the issue, own definition of 21st century learner (and leader) and what it means to be literate in the 21st century. How can you build a community with your school using your school blog? Interesting Ways to plug parents and the community---focused on the classroom, but how can this translate to the school blog?
Choose one blog (from site or go to Moving Forward) comment on a recent post
Show my reader through iGoogle
Download Tweet Deck (Hootsuite) synch Tweetdeck with Twitter account
Activity #6: Where would you like your school to be 6 months to a year from now? Tweet using #mcspln RT a response you find especially powerful and meaningful Reply to a colleague--build community, share ideas, create a repository of learning ideas What steps will you put in place in order to get you there? #mcspln Wifitti display--activity in Google Site http://flash.locamoda.com/wiffiti.com/cloud/cataclysm.swf?id=22582&title=1
Tap into the educator's to follow links on the side bar of the Google site. Simple click and they are following.
Read &quot;Power of Twitter&quot; in left side bar How can you create that same power for your staff and leaders to build school community?
What is your Twitter Strategy? Who to Follow Activity # 7: Twitter and You Google Form and then spreadsheet
The why of Diigo What is the value add of Diigo?
What value add have you found with Diigo for those who have participated?
Power of Diigo: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AsaHwI4Ss21IdDVjVlV5LVhrWlRELVgtNmVQUjNOVEE&hl=en How can Diigo be used to create community as a district? as a school?
Focus on the Ning communities in Google Site Ning closing down its free service--must now purchase premium package to continue with hosted sites Power of PLN: Check this out: http://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1OR38ADYxjiSjMGn5M2q_nnerR98jd5unoqvOdRHK8GE&hl=en# Other Alternatives to Ning: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/no_free_lunch_for_ning_users.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+readwriteweb+(ReadWriteWeb) Assign one Ning site per group: Examine: its purpose and features, take aways How can you use a Ning community at the district level? School level? ( tweet those using the #mcspln )
Activity #9: Leading by Example Wallwisher What are the next steps? Create a plan? Work to execute plan? create steps to structuring an e-learning community (Using one these tools to maximize efforts) Divisional? District? Teams/ Departments?
Administrators and teachers need to begin to embrace the effective use of social media for their own professional growth, to create authentic learning environments that engage students, and to utilize the expertise of professionals in a variety of content areas. The one thing that Twitter and social media has taught me is that people truly want to share their ideas, knowledge, and experiences for the collective good.
~Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford HS (NJ),