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  • 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, "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 "Power of Twitter" 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? 
  • Leadership.Power of Community

    1. 1. Power of Learning Community
    2. 4. <ul><ul><li>Discover and apply new tools ( Top 100 Tools for Learning ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show a little, teach a little: Weekly Principal's Message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward risk takers  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Googled ( Google Reader , Google Docs , Google Forms ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build and engage with PLN ( Twitter ,  Ning ,  Diigo , RSS  Blogs ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create wiki for school improvement, data driven decision making, planning and collaboration, learning, knowledge sharing ( Cloverleafcollaborative  Wiki, 21Days of Wiki Adoption , Educational Wikis ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog purposefully and meaningfully ( Every Principal Needs a Blog ,  Blogging Makes You Smarter ,  The Principal Blog ,  Principals Who Blog ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21st Century Conversations (PLCs, faculty PD, Teacher Spotlights)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Podcast/Vidcasts: Principal's Corner </li></ul></ul>Be the Change . . . Lead by example
    3. 5. <ul><ul><li>Digital Age Learning Culture: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ensure effective practice in the study of technology and its infusion across the curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture and support administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and use of technology. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital-age tools. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>promote and model responsible social interactions related to the use of  technology and information. </li></ul></ul></ul>Why? NETS-A
    4. 6. PLC, E-LC, PLN: The Madness of it All <ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding Questions </li></ul></ul>
    5. 7. PLC, E-LC, PLN: Just One More Acronym, Please!! <ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul></ul>
    6. 11. Be the Change; Lead by Example Build and Engage   a PLN
    7. 12. Questions that Drive, Empower, Lead <ul><ul><li>Am I “network literate”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I “Googled well”? Am I in control of my &quot;personal brand?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I learning with/for/because of others who I do/don't see face to face? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I a “mobile learner”? Can I find and contribute information and ideas across multiple mediums and networks? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I reading and writing differently? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I collaborating, co-constructing and collectively acting with others? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I a learner first, teacher second? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I have a strategy or plan for finding reliable sources and influential individuals to grow me personally and professionally? </li></ul></ul>adapted from Angela Maiers and Will Richardson
    8. 13. Connecting leaders Connecting ideas Connecting purpose The Power of the Learning Network Connecting learning Connecting focus Connecting processes
    9. 14. PLN: There's Power Behind Those Letters
    10. 15. How will a PLN help me? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff-bauche/2230236391/
    11. 16. &quot;Use your learning network to expand your horizons and increase your learning opportunities so you can build a toolkit of resources.&quot; ~Mary Beth Hertz Technology Teacher Leader @mbteach
    12. 17. http://voicethread.com/share/1036791/
    13. 18. &quot;I am smart. But with my PLN, I am brilliant!“ ~Kevin Honeycutt, Technology Integration Specialists
    14. 19. PLN? Why? What? How? <ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflecting </li></ul></ul>
    15. 21. The What?
    16. 22. The How? Solutions
    17. 23. &quot;We're winning the war of the tool....now give people models to transform schools.&quot; @chrislehmann #ISTE10
    18. 24. Where do I start? http://www.flickr.com/photos/76088705@N00/1818079605
    19. 25. But a Network isn't just Following You have to CONTRIBUTE!!
    20. 26. =Blogger's Bliss
    21. 29. <ul><li>&quot;I blog to learn. Many of my blog entries are questions from which I learn from others.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>~David Warlick </li></ul>
    22. 30. Respond to Blog posts http://www.flickr.com/photos/23324812@N00/93936385
    23. 31. So, how do we read it all?
    24. 32. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.  -- Aristotle
    25. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/videoplacebo/2476230102/ RSS to  Save the Day
    26. 34. RSS Google Reader Powering Up!!!!
    27. 35. www. google .com/ reader
    28. 37. RSS Feeds
    29. 39. One Principal's PLN Journey <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>~Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford HS (NJ), </li></ul><ul><li>@NMHS_Principal </li></ul>
    30. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfchenier/1062001838/ And who do I follow?
    31. 44. But a Network isn't just Following You have to CONTRIBUTE!!
    32. 46. Power of Twitter
    33. 47. &quot;Twitter is not about the tweet; it's about the conversation&quot;  ~Lisa Neilsen, @InnovativeEdu
    34. 48. <ul><ul><li>share and collect resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offer inspiring quotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engage in educational discussions (i.e. #edchat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>back-channel for faculty meetings (with #hashtag) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>report out key learnings from conferences (with #hashtag) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Twitter client and follow the tweets associated with topics of interest : i.e, school leadership, assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solicit feedback from leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>brand organization and programs </li></ul></ul>
    35. 49. How to make the most of Twitter <ul><ul><li>Search for #edchat (create a column in Tweetdeck)-- http://edchat.pbworks.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do's and Don't's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute (remember, share, connect, create) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RT and Reply to members of your PLN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow educators who have something to say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to what other people are doing/reading/following (Read &quot;Why Change?&quot; --Twitter Break)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a &quot;handle&quot; that you can live with (you won't want to change it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a representative image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be vigilant about monitoring and responding on Twitter--designate a Twitter break </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closely watch for #followfridays and #teachertuesdays </li></ul></ul>
    36. 50. Connecting with
    37. 55. Connecting with Diigo <ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download Diigo tool bar (for IE, Firefox) or the Google extension for Chrome--or use Diigolet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage profile with representative image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search and join groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set alert notifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>import/export bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate by researching, bookmarking key readings, annotating key learnings, and collaborating with groups  </li></ul></ul>
    38. 56. A Community with Ning <ul><ul><li>create, share, collaborative,discuss, participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>structuring with more security options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customizing groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connecting through forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>integrating other Web 2.0 tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uploading videos and podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>driving with site administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developed around a clear focus and purpose </li></ul></ul>
    39. 58. Building and Sustaining Communities <ul><li>Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>vision and goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>passion, creativity, and persistence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time and energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community drivers and feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustaining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community drivers and feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engaged participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personalized experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared ideals and ideas </li></ul></ul>