"Without much controversy or fanfare, Tennessee has successfully implemented Common Core standards in math and English that establish specific skills students must attain from kindergarten through the 12th grade, said Jared Bigham, director of college and career readiness for the State Collaborative on Reforming Education. Bigham is spending the week traveling through Tennessee teaching parents and educators about Common Core."
Lack of information can cause confusion and allow rumors or the opinion of a small faction to lead to negative thinking. Here's how one state successfully implemented Common Core by sharing the information parents needed.
Throughout his book, Sheninger shares narratives of actual educators in actual schools who have acknowledged the need to leverage educational technology for learning and successfully done so through their vision and a willingness to act.
Year after year, hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into technology initiatives and resources in school districts throughout the country. From hardware and software, to infrastructure and one-to-one devices, money is flowing into programs and tools for schools like never before, but are these technology devices and tools making a worthwhile impact considering the cost? Who’s leading such implementation and reform?
As these tools become more prevalent in schools, it’s school leaders that will make or break the success of such innovative programs and ultimately help determine if the monetary investments were worthwhile. Administrators that exhibit digital leadership will undoubtedly have a higher return on such investments in technology. Schools without such leaders face an uphill battle.
How can administrators exhibit such digital leadership?
The 5 Keys To A Digital Mindset Forbes In boardrooms around the world “digital” is on everyone's lips. But while executives ask questions like, “what´s our strategy in relation to mobility, social media, the cloud or big data?
Vision is the foundation of leadership. Whilst leadership starts with being the right person - the character of the leader, great leadership is sustained by a shared and compelling vision. A compelling vision is one that describes who you are, why you exist and the future you want to create.
This post was written by Vicki Davis, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who tweets regularly at CoolCatTeacher When I heard Clay Shirky say that the only proven way to improve teacher performance is for teachers to learn from each other, my...
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