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Transformational leadership for 1:1 learning


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This provides an overview of the type of transformational leadership strategies that should be used to lead a change like 1:1 learning.

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Transformational leadership for 1:1 learning

  1. 1. Transformational Leadership Maureen Cohen Director of Curriculum Mendon-Upton Regional School District @mcohenmursd
  2. 2. Objectives To understand and apply change models to 1:1 change (change learning curve, change model, steps to leading change) To identify barriers to 1:1 and ways to overcome them To develop a framework for transformational leadership skills To begin the visioning of the 1:1 learning environment
  3. 3. Step 1: Understanding Change
  4. 4. Imagining the Possibilities
  5. 5. Imagining the Possibilities
  6. 6. The Change Curve Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  7. 7. Activity: Where are they now?
  8. 8. Using the Change Curve
  9. 9. Overcoming Barriers to Change
  10. 10. 1st Order Barriers Time Access to Technology Support Scheduling Leadership
  11. 11. Steps to Overcome First Order Barriers Schedule •Longer classes (blocks) lead to higher integration Access •Easy availability of technology increases use •Access in classrooms increases use for high level purposes, rather than labs/carts •Don’t rely on central locations…increase in mobile technology/space Time •Time to meet with mentors •Time to be trained and to practice using technologies Support Leadership •Mentor teachers with technical skills assist with ongoing, as-needed support •Make technology integration a priority in PD •Relate trainings to content areas •Students as trainers •Develop a shared vision and promoting innovating change •Strong commitment and modeling by principal
  12. 12. 2nd Order Barriers 2nd Order Barriers Teacher Beliefs and Attitudes Teacher Technology Skills
  13. 13. Steps to Overcome Second Order Barriers Teacher Skills Teacher Beliefs • Need a sense of control • Feel levels of success • Learn how to link to student learning and content areas • • • • • Innovative thinkers and constructivist views See relevance to student learning Leaders need to encourage risk-taking Need to observe others successful using technology Be part of the development of shared vision for technology use
  14. 14. The changing role of leadership • “A school’s technology efforts are seriously threatened unless key administrators become active technology leaders in a school” (Anderson & Dexter, 2005, p. 74). • The educational leader’s new mission “must now include designing and implementing new strategies to help teachers recognize, understand, and integrate technology with teaching and learning in the classroom” (Creighton, 2003, p. 2).
  15. 15. Understanding Transformational Leadership
  16. 16. Transformational Leader Idealized Influence Inspirational Motivation Purpose Driven. Role Model. “Walk the talk” Inspiring. Inspire followers Individualized Consideration People Driven. Genuine concern for needs of followers Intellectual Stimulation Innovating. Challenges followers to be innovative and creative
  17. 17. Idealized Influence Purpose Driven. Role Model. “Walk the talk” SlideShare Share presentations Scoopit Article curation Youtube Screencasts, Videos Stream live events Forms Feedback Documents Collaboration Book Club Online discussion Twitter Facebook Principal Blog Google Apps Edmodo
  18. 18. Inspirational Motivation Inspiring followers Why How What Simon Sinek, How great leaders inspire action. “Whether they’re individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. And it’s those who start with “why” that have the ability to inspire those around them or find others who inspire them.” Simon Sinek
  19. 19. Individualized Consideration People Driven. Genuine concern for needs of followers
  20. 20. Intellectual Stimulation Innovating. Challenges followers to be innovative and creative
  21. 21. Building a Quality Planning Team • Enough key players so that those left out cannot block progress • All relevant points of view should be represented Position Power Leadership • Group should have enough proven leaders to drive the change process. Expertise Credibility • Group should be seen and respected
  22. 22. What is your vision for 1:1 learning?
  23. 23. Qualities of Vision Imaginable • Convey a clear picture of what the future looks like Desirable • Appeal to the long-term interest of stakeholders Feasible • They contain realistic and attainable goals Focused • Clear enough to provide guidance in decisionmaking Communicable • Easy to communicate and can be explained quickly
  24. 24. Communicating the Vision • • • • Simple Vivid Repeatable Invitational
  25. 25. Example—create a movie Vision of 21st Century Learning:
  26. 26. Example—Create a tagline. What will be your mantra?
  27. 27. Grafton 1:1 Learning Initiative 1:1 Learning Initiative • To extend and expand learning beyond the school day-anytime, anywhere learning • To support all learners to achieve higher levels of learning through personalized learning and equal access to technology • To provide authentic and relevant learning experiences • To increase student engagement and productivity • To increase 21st century skill development in collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy, and global awareness. Why? • We are creating a 21st century school and shifting to mobile technology integration is a 21st century model, which places students at the center of their own learning. • ps/integrated_home.phtml?gid=3095182&sessionid =d9ca603746e90ed2a84b667c06b8726e
  28. 28. Bedford/Natick Bedford High School iPad Program Natick: 1:1 Student Laptop Program • “To greatly enhance availability of access to information and communications technology” Bedford • Benefits: “Increased student engagement, authentic learning, better connections to learning styles, integration of current information.” • ome/bedford-high-school/575ipad-faq.html • Digital Conversation Initiative is to employ technology in ways that improve teaching and learning through increased student engagement. • “Engaging these students and making education relevant is critical…for our schools to continue to effectively and fully prepare the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.”
  29. 29. Mendon-Upton Miscoe-Hill Middle School Goals • Student acquisition of 21st century skills • Support of implementation of the Common Core State Standards • Teaching Digital Citizenship • Transforming Instruction • Commitment to going paperless • Commitment to use of digital texts • me.html
  30. 30. Millis 1:1 Personalized Learning Initiative Millis Middle School: 1:1 Personalized Learning Initiative 1:1 Goals • The goals for Personalized learning are embedded in the district vision: to empower students to be self-directed, life-long learners and leaders who know how to communicate, collaborate, think critically and be creative problem solvers. • Extend Learning Beyond the School Day • Increase Student Engagement and Productivity • Increase 21st Century Skill Development • Promote Self-Directed Learning • Support Personalized Learning • ervices/edtech/1to1
  31. 31. Waltham/Lynnfield Waltham 1:1 Learning Initiative Lynnfield 1:1 Initiative • • • • • • • • To increase student engagement and productivity through personalized learning and equal access to technology To extend and expand learning beyond the school day-anytime, anywhere To provide authentic and relevant learning experiences To increase student achievement and academic rigor To promote inclusion by providing opportunities that level the playing field for children with disabilities in general education classrooms. To increase 21st century skill development in collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving, digital literacy, and global awareness earning.pdf • • • • • • • Allow easy access to technology and best prepare our students for the 21st century. “everywhere learning” Increased critical thinking opportunities Valuable instructional and assessment tool Opportunities for online textbooks and up-to-date information. Enhanced student and teacher collaboration. Increased opportunities to differentiate instruction
  32. 32. Uxbridge/Shrewsbury Uxbridge HS: iPad initiative Shrewsbury MS: Personal iPad Program • Quote: “the learning landscape just got even bigger.” • We want our students, who are living in the 21st century, to have a 21st century educational experience. • Program Goals: – enhance innovation, collaboration, motivation, and efficiencies – Increase educational opportunities for as many students as possible by reducing financial barriers to personal learning devices – Build a sustainable program – Partner with families to promote safe and responsible technology use
  33. 33. Sudbury/Weston Sudbury 1:1 Pilot • Personalized learning and differentiated instruction • Enhanced student engagement, motivation, and ownership for learning • Access to student work facilitating ongoing formative assessment • Enhanced opportunities for group and project-based learning • Enhanced opportunity for collaboration, within and outside the school and district • Enhanced access to primary source information • Improved student work flow • Decreased emphasis on technology as a discrete topic or subject • Minimization of traditional resources • Weston 1:1 iPad Program • Provide access to rich content • Allow for space/time independence of learning • Assist students with executive functioning skills and communication tools • Provide pragmatic productivity tools for production of student work and demonstration of understanding • Prepare students for their future academic lives within the digital world as we know it. •
  34. 34. Belmont High School Innovative Teaching Initiative • Providing students with iPads in a one-to-one model creates opportunities to improve students’ 21st century skills for critical thinking, collaboration, data gathering and analysis, oral and written communication, and technological competence, among others… • The one-to-one model provides students with greatly increased opportunities to practice and provides teachers with multiple opportunities over the course of the year to assess students. Specifically, we anticipate students will become more engaged and capable in research, creative projects, argumentation, demonstration, summaries, and other artifacts that grant evidence of growth of knowledge and skills. •
  35. 35. Your turn for visioning • Is it aligned to your “why?” • Can you envision what it would look like in action? • Is aligned with your school core beliefs/values? • Is it simple, repeatable, vivid, and invitational?
  36. 36. How to become a Lead Digital Learner • Smackdowns (sharing of • Cybrary Man’s best practice with tech Educational Web Sites under 2 min at fac mtg) • Worlds of Learning— • Tech Thursdays digital badges • Feedly…to follow other • Twitter chats---#edchat, blogs #sschat • Teacher’s Channel • EdCamps • EdPerspectives—google hangout monthly