Co-Founder & CEO
Powerful Learning Practice, LLC
21st Century Collaborative, LLC
The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in
a Digital Age
Connected Educator Month
ISTE Executive Board
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Introduce yourselves if you do not know
Then talk about what you know and
believe to be important about effective
Does that change when we put future
ready in front of it? How so? Why not?
What keeps me up at night…
It all began with President Obama’s
announcement of his ConnectED initiative.
Then he invited 100 superintendents
to the Whitehouse to sign the
Future Ready Pledge.
Let’s read the pledge and then discuss
the various elements…
What are the implications for your
Looking More Closely at Future
Thinking through the
Leadership Score Card.
How does your
What are the practices that support collaborative
• Passionate Purpose and Vision
• Accept You’re Not in Control
• Lead Horizontally (Distributive Leadership)
• Develop Leaders at all Levels
• Build a Foundation of Trust
• Encourage Risk Taking
• Lead with Questions
• Share Transparently
• Communicate Broadly
• Encourage Critical Friends
Professional development needs
We know this.
Do it Yourself PD
A revolution in technology has
transformed the way we can
find each other, interact, and
collaborate to create
knowledge as connected
Future Ready Leaders are more
effective change agents
Real Question is this:
Are we willing to change- to risk change- to meet the needs
of the precious folks we serve?
Can you accept that Change (with a “big” C) is sometimes a
messy process and that learning new things together is
going to require some tolerance for ambiguity.