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Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

Are You a Credible Technology Leader? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

 

Leadership, good leadership, transcends physical boundaries.  Technology cannot be dismissed from the leadership's responsibility to be in the know.  It is acceptable for the teachers to be more skilled than their leader in the use of technology with students. 

 

But it is not acceptable for the leader to stay removed from its use.  We need to learn beside our faculties and know and understanding the tools they are using. Room must be made for common understanding and improved use. 

 

Teachers, students and parents need to trust that those who make technology available and who advocate for its use know what they are talking about. The right mix of vision, knowledge, risk taking... and a dash of courage ...make schools dynamic learning environment for all of us.

 

The warning is against leaders giving the nod to their teachers without understanding the technology. 

 

===> It raises issues of trust, integrity and safety. <===

 


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Teacher Development Research: Avoiding Pitfalls

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

 

 

 

- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


Every teacher can probably describe a boring or downright ineffective professional-development experience they’ve had. There are many challenges when trying to design a successful and engaging PD program for ongoing teacher education. Whether you’re an administrator looking for useful tips or an educator who wants to hone your own skills, the research-based hints below will help you avoid some of the most common problems and mistakes in PD programs.

 


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Teacher Development and Leadership Research Review

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- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


Research has shown that teaching quality is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement. In order to cultivate high-quality teaching, support for ongoing professional learning in schools is essential.

 

Edutopia's teacher development and leadership research review takes a look at the state of research on this topic and helps make sense of the findings. In this series of five articles, learn how effective leadership supports professional learning, discover key components for productive professional-development programs and professional learning communities, get our recommendations for evidence-based programs and practices, find tips for avoiding pitfalls, and dig in to a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages.

 


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Top 100 Leadership Blogs

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The best leadership blogs of 2013 Ranked. - This is probably the best list you will find - take a look at all these great blogs.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:40 PM

 

Check out this great list of great leaders and learn from them! Maybe one day YOU will be present there also ;)

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=LeaderShip

 

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Teacher Development Research: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

 

 

 

- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


The following programs have received support by independent evaluators or peer-reviewed publications, using independent outcome measures, and have developed to scale nationally.

 

As professional-development research is in an early developmental stage (Borko, 2004), not many programs have strong empirical support. Please leave a comment to share professional-development programs that have strong evidence of success.

 


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Teacher Development Research: Keys to Educator Success

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

 

 

- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


Teaching quality has been defined as "instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn" (Darling-Hammond, 2012), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement (Hanushek, 2011; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005).

 

Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? While every school is unique, research has identified several elements that can almost universally increase the chances for successful teacher development and create a powerful and positive school community. 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:50 PM

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, March 25, 2013 4:57 PM
The work of Edutopia....awesome.
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@Lynette ONLY the BEST from Edutopia ;)
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Ethics, Morals, and Values Central in Leadership

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Leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century.

 

Education is an inherently moral matter. It is moral because people develop (or fail to develop) morally as well as physically, emotionally, and intellectually. It is moral because teaching--helping to shape other people's minds, sensibilities, and capabilities -raises deep questions of purpose, values, and responsibility.

 

It is moral because it involves the relationship between one generation and another, a relationship that helps determine the direction and quality of human life" (p. 152). Therein lies our uppermost responsibility. We must stay in touch with our conscience and allow it to inform our decisions.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:29 AM

 

Education is an inherently moral matter. It is moral because people develop (or fail to develop) morally as well as physically, emotionally, and intellectually. It is moral because teaching--helping to shape other people's minds, sensibilities, and capabilities -raises deep questions of purpose, values, and responsibility.


It is moral because it involves the relationship between one generation and another, a relationship that helps determine the direction and quality of human life" (p. 152). Therein lies our uppermost responsibility. We must stay in touch with our conscience and allow it to inform our decisions.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Ethics


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The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About

The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
My classroom is ‘ungraded.’  Want to know one of the biggest mis-perceptions out there?  That grades equal learning.   I didn’t realize it until someone blatantly insinuated that my students were j...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting read...:

http://inquiryblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/know-them-know-their-learning/

 


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