Leadership Principles in Technology By Marcia Wieduwilt ITEC 545 Fall 08 As taken from  knowledgeloom.org
Vision <ul><li>As a leader, you need to communicate a clear vision for technology in the schools. This vision must be shar...
Planning <ul><li>School leaders must play a central role in the cycle of technology planning.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The f...
Access <ul><li>School leaders must see to it that all students access to current hardware, software, and online resources....
Integration <ul><li>School leaders must successfully demonstrate technology use and make certain that it can be integrated...
Assessment and Evaluation <ul><li>School leaders must be open to new forms of assessment to make informed decisions and en...
Support <ul><li>School leaders must make certain that a technical and pedagogical support system exists.  </li></ul><ul><u...
Professional Development <ul><li>It is the duty of school leaders to supply ongoing and effective professional development...
Community Relationships <ul><li>In developing community relationships, school leaders, need to ensure that these relations...
Ethical and Legal Issues <ul><li>School leaders must understand ethical and legal issues arising from the use of technolog...
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  1. 1. Leadership Principles in Technology By Marcia Wieduwilt ITEC 545 Fall 08 As taken from knowledgeloom.org
  2. 2. Vision <ul><li>As a leader, you need to communicate a clear vision for technology in the schools. This vision must be shared by all stakeholders to support teaching, learning, and administration of the school. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planning <ul><li>School leaders must play a central role in the cycle of technology planning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The four stages of the planning cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>creating the technology plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>obtaining resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>implementation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Access <ul><li>School leaders must see to it that all students access to current hardware, software, and online resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important must haves: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity to school and other educational sources (library etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A network with easy access to storage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community access points </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Integration <ul><li>School leaders must successfully demonstrate technology use and make certain that it can be integrated into the classroom. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration can help students attain skills not easily measured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by traditional methods of assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders need to model effective use of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology needs to be integrated into daily instruction not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>just added on to lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The focus should be on learning with technology not learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about technology </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment and Evaluation <ul><li>School leaders must be open to new forms of assessment to make informed decisions and ensure continuous enhancement in teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What type of data is needed for a given assessment and can technology be useful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What other types of information can give a picture of the impact of technology </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Support <ul><li>School leaders must make certain that a technical and pedagogical support system exists. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders must: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure equipment is properly maintained </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide adequate technical support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support teachers who are trying to integrate technology into their classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Development <ul><li>It is the duty of school leaders to supply ongoing and effective professional development. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to implement an effective, ongoing professional development initiative will severely limit a school's or district's ability to achieve its technology goals (Consortium for School Networking, 1999; Panel on Educational Technology, 1997). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Community Relationships <ul><li>In developing community relationships, school leaders, need to ensure that these relationships aid in the planning and implementing of technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important points: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schools need to prepare the future workforce </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Align school and community standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication about technology needs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Ethical and Legal Issues <ul><li>School leaders must understand ethical and legal issues arising from the use of technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share ideas and lessons </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to primary resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy rights and plagiarism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fair and acceptable use policies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual property rights </li></ul></ul></ul>

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