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Teacher PD for the Digital Classroom: 6 Bold Ideas to Empower Educators

Teacher PD for the Digital Classroom: 6 Bold Ideas to Empower Educators | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Training and support for teachers on the effective use of educational technology is the key to enhancing learning in the connected classroom. That was the clear message from a recent one-day working summit in Washington, D.C., where some of the nation's top educators, edtech advocates, and policy...

 

1. Allocate More Time for Professional Development

 

2. Reimagine the Ecosystem and the Offerings

 

3. Move from 20th- to 21st-Century Training

 

4. Change the School Culture

 

5. Redefine Leadership

 

6. Create Meaningful Mentorship Opportunities


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 19, 2014 4:42 PM
Training and support for teachers on the effective use of educational technology is the key to enhancing learning in the connected classroom. That was the clear message from a recent one-day working summit in Washington, D.C., where some of the nation's top educators, edtech advocates, and policy...


1. Allocate More Time for Professional Development


2. Reimagine the Ecosystem and the Offerings


3. Move from 20th- to 21st-Century Training


4. Change the School Culture


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What Successful Leaders Do in Challenging Times

Given the same set of circumstances some people create team success and others fail. Great leaders know how to turn tough times into big wins. Here's how they do it.

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The Endurance - Documentary about Enerst Shackleton's quest to cross the Antarctic

Full documentary about one of the most intriguing leadership achievements in history.

 

In 1909, Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent.

 

The expedition met disastrous results when its ship became trapped and ultimately crushed in the ice pack. Shackleton and his 26-man crew endured the long polar winter before ultimately finding rescue following an 800-mile open boat voyage on the Weddell sea.

 

Against all odds, the entire crew of The Endurance survived.


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The Customer's Shoes's curator insight, June 15, 2013 2:06 PM

Great documentary about one of the most intriguing leadership achievements in history

Tracy White's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:09 PM

A great story about leadership!

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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Andrea Linkous's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM

This is AMAZING!

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:52 PM
A good reminder.
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:12 AM

Be positive and have a flexible mind set!

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To Be a Leader, You Must First Become a Human Being: Art of Hosting / Peter Senge

To Be a Leader, You Must First Become a Human Being: Art of Hosting / Peter Senge | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @stratleade: "To Be a Leader, You Must First Become a Human Being" - Peter Senge joins BTH Art of Hosting session http://t.co/Mh6n2DJL...
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Key Leadership Question: Do You Make Yourself Better? | Thin Difference

Key Leadership Question: Do You Make Yourself Better? | Thin Difference | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Key question from Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit: Do you make yourself better? It is about self-leadership."

 

"We need to lean in and improve ourselves. It is the greatest challenge we need to address. We need to:

 

- Read to learn, adapt, adopt, and augment.

- Attend conferences to absorb, adjust, and act anew.

- Engage in conversations to be held accountable and grow in understanding.

- Reflect on our actions, our work, our relationships, and our leadership. From self-reflection, ensure we are on the right paths, making the right choices and doing things in the right way. If not, change.


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Psychology of Change Management: Resistance, Failure, Behavior, Irrational Side… Improving the Odds for Success With Stories

Psychology of Change Management: Resistance, Failure, Behavior, Irrational Side… Improving the Odds for Success With Stories | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Change management is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." ~ John F. Kennedy

Most business change management programs fail, but the odds of success can be greatly improved by taking into account– counter intuitive insights about how employees interpret their environment and choose to act, say Carolyn Aiken and Scott Keller.


This article will take some reading (it's not that long) because you will want to savor its insights and contemplate its meaning. It is all about organizational storytelling and successful change management.


Actually these insights could be used for almost any situation where you need to work with other people.


The basic premise is that most org change efforts fail because they try to 'motivate' employees to change instead of letting employees write their own story -- and for leaders to listen more and tell less during change.


The article spends some time on the essential dynamics of why change efforts fail, and offers great pointers on how to shift the tide. And how stories can make the difference.


Enjoy this thoughtful read.


Now -- a word for all bloggers out there. Once again, the author's name is not part of this article. And the 'About' page on this blog is down. So I can't mention this author's name because I don't know it. Neither can I post a comment to let the author know I've curated his article -- because there is no comments form on the blog. Sigh. Take a lesson here folks.


Link to original article: http://bizshifts-trends.com/ ;


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders @gcouros

21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders @gcouros | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division, a large district near Edmonton, Alberta.

 

As many school administrators are enjoying their summer break, we all tend to think of ways that we can make our school better in the upcoming year. Often, I point school principals and district leaders to a powerful post by Will Richardson that helps us point the finger right at ourselves when we are looking to push our school ahead. Richardson states:

 

"Meaningful change ain't gonna happen for our kids if we're not willing to invest in it for ourselves first. At the heart, it's not about schools . . . it's about us."

 

Read more:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/21st-century-PLNs-school-leaders-george-couros

 


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Building Self-Confidence - Prepare yourself for success

Building Self-Confidence - Prepare yourself for success | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.


Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful.


After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that's being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic.


On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.


Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KJYFrN


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Leadership Scorecard

Leadership Scorecard | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
What are the qualities of a great leader? Check out the leadership scorecard. How do you rate?

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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, October 15, 2014 5:37 AM

Great (self-)assessment tool and a good daily reminder of what and how you want to be as a leader, creating more leaders. What does leadership mean to you? Which traits do you agree with and which are missing according to you?

Marco Favero's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:01 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Agnes Ng's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:49 AM

Want to be a better leader?  Check out this leadership scorecard. Learn more about each leadership quality.

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Effective leadership is about results

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, February 16, 12:38 AM

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. ~ Peter Drucker

( Source: http://goo.gl/XaWz2Q )

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[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action

[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
We put together an infographic that describes some leadership qualities that can be developed and put in your own skills filing cabinet.

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Ali Godding's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:14 AM

There it is... the challenge of management on one page.  Being all of these things is a tall order.  Many are up for it, few really live it.... great infographic! 

Larry Davies's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:52 PM

Love me some infographics.

Lauran Star's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:00 PM

Leadership qualities.

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The power of a spoken word

The power of a spoken word | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Storytellers change their presentation style in different situations. What is suitable for an intimate venue, will not work as well in a large venue. What works for a circle of ten people, does not work in the same way for a circle of twenty-five. Even the hour of day, among many other things, might call for a different capacity or approach. Not everything is possible or fit for storytelling. Amplification might solve a volume issue but it doesn’t do much for intimacy. On the other hand there are situations where it does. The way to gain ‘elasticity’ that will enable a storyteller to adapt as needed, is by learning how to stretch and fold his own wings. It’s like learning how to diminish and increase sound in music. It’s not only changing the volume – the entire sound-production mechanism adapts.

 

[Image credit: brewbooks on Flickr]

 

Ahhh -- words of wisdom from one of my colleagues and favorite storytellers -- Llimor Shiponi. This post of hers is all about storytelling elasticity and the power of oral storytelling.

 

In this electronic age when digital storytelling is often viewed as THE SOLUTION -- this post is a reminder that oral storytelling is still the gold standard.

 

Want executive presence? Focus on building oral storytelling skills and sharing your stories in person as often as you can.

 

Want to increase business? Focus on building oral storytelling skills and sharing your stories in person as often as you can.

 

There's no substitute. Enjoy Limor's wise words of wisdom here!

 

And thank you Gregg Morris @greggvm for originally finding and sharing this article!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Over the past three years I have, in my opinion, dramatically grown as a school leader.  The catalyst for a significant portion of this growth was my embracement of social media as a powerful leadership tool.  For me social media opened the door to a variety of pathways to enhance my ability to lead a comprehensive high school is a way that was more relevant, meaningful, and impactful.


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How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...

 

I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.

 

This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.

 

What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.

 

If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).

 

You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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How Do You Change An Organizational Culture?

How Do You Change An Organizational Culture? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges. That’s because an organization’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions.

 

The elements fit together as an mutually reinforcing system and combine to prevent any attempt to change it. That’s why single-fix changes, such as the introduction of teams, or Lean, or Agile, or Scrum, or knowledge management, or some new process, may appear to make progress for a while, but eventually the interlocking elements of the organizational culture take over and the change is inexorably drawn back into the existing organizational culture.


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What is an ed-tech leader?

What is an ed-tech leader? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
By Nicholas Provenzano on July 17th, 2012

This question has been bouncing around my brain since I left the International Society for Technology in Education conference.

 

 

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/07/17/what-ed-tech-leader/

 


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