The Impact of the Tech-Savvy School Leader on School Culture


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  • Essential skills of a school leader
  • The Impact of the Tech-Savvy School Leader on School Culture

    1. 1. Tech-SavvySchool Leadership
    2. 2. THINKDIFFERENTLY“I would say it’s essential to create a culture ofinnovation in the school. Accept that there willbe many successes and some failures, thosefailures will drive even more success. Have asolid plan in place that involves all constituentsin the process, and ensure the plan has clearlydefined outcomes. From a nuts and boltsstandpoint I would say ensure the infrastructureis where it needs to be. If teachers do not trustthe technology, it will not be used.”-Ryan Imbriale, Principal, Patapsco HighSchool
    3. 3. StudentCentered• Increased Engagement• 21st Century Skills• Personalized Learning• Preparation for globalsocietyPositiveSchoolCulture• Lead learners• Visionary leadership• Collaborative teams• Responsible risk-taking• Learning from failingInfrastructure& Operations• Support tech integration• Aid in decision making• Financial advantages• Increase communication
    4. 4. handout on ISTE standards for ADMINS
    5. 5. 21st Century School Leadership =Educational Technology LeadershipEnsures appropriate technologies are integratedintocurriculum, instructionalstrategies, andlearningenvironmentsUses technologytoenhance their own professional practice andtoincrease theirproductivityandthe productivityof othersImplements the use of technology-basedmanagement andoperations systemsUses technologytoplanandimplement comprehensive systems of effectiveassessment andevaluationUnderstands the social, legal, andethical issues connectedtotechnologyandmodelsresponsible decision-makingrelatedtothese issues
    6. 6. 1.What impact does a tech-savvy leaderhave on establishing a positive schoolculture?1.What are the challenges and opportunitiesfacing 21st century school leaders in terms ofeffectively integrating technology to create apositive culture?2.What is preventing school leadersfrom moving forward with 21stcentury technology?
    7. 7. Literature Review
    8. 8.  School Leadership is in need of reform:State-by-state comparison Principal effectiveness standards &Preparation programs Licensure & Tenure 40% of principals are expected to retireby 2012
    9. 9.  25% of a student’s academic success is linkedto the principal Principals hire, develop, and manageteachers Teachers account for the largest impact onstudent learning Best positioned to ensure students have aneffective teacher every year
    10. 10. 1. Recruit & Select Teachers2. Develop & Support Teachers3. Assess & Reward Teachers4. Implement data-driveinstructionDEVELOP APOSITIVE
    11. 11. Suggestions to Improve Principal Preparation:1. Develop clear principal competencies2. Strategically recruit HQ candidates3. Establish rigorous screening process4. Provide relevant coursework5. Incorporate authentic learning experiences6. Ensure mastery of competencies
    12. 12. Wallace Foundation-Effective Leaders:1. Shape vision of success for all studentsbased on high standards1. Create a climate hospitable toeducation with safe & appropriateinteractions2. Cultivate leadership in others3. Improve instruction to enable teachersto teach best practices & studentslearn in a personalized way1. Manage people, data, and processesto foster school improvement
    13. 13. IncreasedteachermotivationFocus onStudentAchievementFocus onimprovinginstructionMeaningfulinteractionswith colleaguesHigh academicstandardsFrequentobservation &effectivefeedbackCollaborationCommunity-DrivenLeadership inOthersMoving Schools Towards the Twenty-First CenturyEffective School Leadership for the Twenty-First Century
    14. 14. Michele HancockKenosha Unified School DistrictKenosha, WisconsinMark EvansAndover Public Schools (USD 385)Andover, KansasDaniel FrazierSioux Central Community School DistrictSioux Rapids, IowaNicholas GledichColorado Springs School District 11Colorado Springs, ColoradoMichael HansonFresno Unified School DistrictFresno, CaliforniaC.J. HuffJoplin SchoolsJoplin, MissouriJerri KembleCentre School DistrictLost Springs, KansasBradford SaronCashton Public SchoolsCashton, WisconsinWilliam SkillingOxford Community SchoolsOxford, MichiganTodd YoheyOak Hills Local School DistrictCincinnati, Ohio2012
    15. 15. Kevin BaxterArchdiocese of Los AngelesElementary SchoolsCaliforniaTheresa DunkinAptakisic-Tripp CommunityConsolidated School District 102IllinoisSuzanne LaceyTalladega County SchoolsAlabamaRandy MoczygembaNew Braunfels Independent School DistrictTexasDavid PetersonScottsdale Unified School DistrictArizonaHamilton Community SchoolsMichiganCasey WardynskiHuntsville City SchoolsAlabama2013
    16. 16. “Exemplifying outstanding leadership andvision in using technology to advancetheir districts’ educational goals.”Devices &InnovationsCommunicationOperations& PDCurriculumLaptops,Chromebooks,iPads, BYODFacebook,Twitter, Blogs,Podcasts,Skype, wikisInfrastructure tosupport21st C techDigitalCitizenshipEducationInteractivehardware &software24/7 access toschoolcurriculumDigitalanalyticsProject/Blended learningopportunitiesVirtual/onlineSchools/hybridIncrease inparentcommunicationOngoingPD inTechnologyDigitalPortfoliosWeb 2.0
    17. 17. “Successful principals focus not onlyon what needs to be reformed inschools, but address how they goabout fostering and leading changethrough a strategic process involvinggathering and analyzing data todetermine priorities, explore possiblesolutions, assess readiness and buildcapacity, create and communicate theimprovement plan, implement theplan,, and then monitor and adjust thepan when necessary.”
    18. 18. “Unlike those of usjust a shade older,this new generationdidn’t have to relearnanything to live livesof digital immersion.They learned indigital the first timearound; they onlyknow a world that isdigital.”Authors: John Palfrey &Urs Gasser“These kids are different. They study, work,write, and interact with each other in waysthat are very different from the ways that youdid growing up.”
    19. 19. Adequate Access:Computing devices & Internet at school & homeHuman Capital:Support effective useEnsure infrastructureIs in placeTeacher Training:Integration of technologyInto instruction & assessmentTechnology Plans:Flexible to adapt to changes inTechnology & needs of learners
    20. 20. • Visionary• Shared Leadership• 24/7 learning• Innovative• Risk-takers• Educate on tech safe use• Access to technology• Understand digitalnativesTech-SavvySchool Leader• 77% 12-17 year-oldsown cell phones• Consume 6 hours a dayof digital media• 90% 13-17 use socialmedia• Want school wideInternet access• 39% want more tech inschool21st CenturyLearner
    21. 21. Socialmediais on theriseamongschoolleaders54% - 200976% -2102
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    24. 24. 83% of School Leaders possess high level ofknowledge of current technology
    25. 25. 97% of school leaders believestudents should learn to usecurrent technology including
    26. 26. The same technology leadersbelieve students should be usingis banned at many schools. Tech-savvy leaders teach students touse these tools safely andappropriately for their education.
    27. 27. Quantifiable resultsof effectivetechnologyintegration
    28. 28. Only about 18% of teachers feel comfortable withintegration of technology.Approximately 82% are only moderately comfortableor very uncomfortable with integrating technology.
    29. 29. Facebook Debate:“I am really concerned that our kids will be drawn into those criticalattributes in FaceBook that are not related to the classroom topics.Our kids lack that personal self-discipline.”“Our responsibility is to teach our students proper etiquette andprepare them for their careers. Social media isnt going anywhere.We need to teach not limit.”“Facebook is one of the ways our students communicate. There is somuch to be taught and supported- how to write appropriately, howwhat you write is there forever, and how to manage emotions, at analready emotional time, when consuming posts.When we "lock it out" because colleagues dont want to police it ordevelop lessons on appropriate use, it doesnt help us help ourstudents.”
    30. 30. Leaders who Blog:“Our school and classroom blogs serve as a communication platformand digital portfolio. My personal blog links media, technology andcurrent events. My school blog chronicles school and school boardtechnology happenings.”“My blog shares ways to integrate technology as well as myleadership thoughts and ideas. I share my blog with our teachersand administrators. Often teachers will ask me questions about atool or a way to do something with digital resources, and if Ivewritten about it already or compiled resources I simply link them tomy blog post or wiki resource page. Having a blog and wiki saves metime in the long run and helps me organize what I have alreadyresearched and wrote about.”
    31. 31. Impact on School Culture“Expanded the classroom walls of learning. Students see technologyaccess as more than just gossiping on Facebook or Twitter; they arebeginning to see the more practical uses of social media forlearning.”“It has helped us create a student centred school that allowsstudents to have choice and influence in their learning. It has helpedus create real and powerful learning experiences and connected ourkids with people all over the world.”Almost every teacher has an iPad and we have made it apart ofevery staff meeting. We are steadily moving towards using someform of technology in every classroom and building a schoolstructure to promote tech in the classroom.
    32. 32. Impact on School CultureWe have gone from desktop, stand alones to iPads and 1:1 in just 1.5years. Attendance is up 15%. Discipline incidents are down.Graduation rate has increased. Parental involvement has increased.Student pride and engagement is up. Instruction and academicengagement is up.The biggest impact has been with teaching students to be cognizantof their digital footprint. This group of students has always knowntechnology; few have other means to communicate. Using Facebook,Instagram and Twitter inappropriately have had negativeconsequences on some students (bullying, difficulty securingemployment, questions from college admissions).Integrating a viable online blog in ELA courses has helped studentsself correct, monitor others writings, and learn quickly from pastmistakes.
    33. 33. Positive School Culture Allows Leaders to:1. Be available to their faculty to assist in improving instructionalstrategies through spending more time in classrooms2. Serve as a mentor and encourage the development ofleadership traits in others3.Collaborate with other school leaders to improve their ownprofessional growth and development4. Communicate openly and honestly with all stakeholders andpromote the achievements of students and teachers5. Problem-solve with other leadership team members and keystakeholders throughout the community
    34. 34. Recommended Reading For School Leaders**Separate hyperlinks for Disrupting Class and Tuned Out
    35. 35. “Leaders can connect an entire learning community from student,parent, community, teacher, other leaders if they have the right skill setand tools. Leaders can block or allow innovation for themselves andothers. Budget cuts are everywhere. Tech support is down putting moreresponsibility on building principals. Even more so when sole buildingadministrator. Tech savvy amplifies school based efforts in many forms- instructional, managerial, PD, secretarial, outreach, personal learningnetworks, and on and on. Tech savvy helps leaders suck the bestresources from daily, local and national conferences via backchannel.Tech savvy is a mindset our kids already have. We must do our best tosee through their lens each day. IMO (in my opinion) Tech savvy leaderstend to trust students and teacher more. We need more trust inschools.”-Joe Mazza, Lead LearnerKnapp ElementaryPhiladelphia, PA
    36. 36. DISCUSSIONMAJOR CHALLENGES FACING 21ST CENTURYSCHOOLS:• Inadequate funding• Ill-equipped infrastructure• Resistance from teachers & community• Lack of professional development• Inconclusive data on impact of technology onstudent learningBIGGEST CHALLENGE:AN INEFFECTIVE LEADER
    37. 37. Lunch Atop a Skyscraper the Answers Image Calm and Focus on Your Research Question graphic Graphic W. Bush Logo Foundation Logo Administrator Logo EDGE LOGO 2.0 logo CREDITS:
    38. 38. BrainPOP Educators Graphic and Technology commercial Protestors without walls*Klx5JxZnht3p1GX-voA*XCgoKBp7xsOnHKHPBrTX2GYfHiABUrEvcOtogn5eQmgghy5ttHBzdxtq/copyright2011edtechdigestclassroom21.pngDigital Native cartoon Digital Book Cover High School Logo High School Logo High School Logo Milford New Jersey High School Book Graphics Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns Out: Engaging the 21st Century Learner
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