This Spring, CEET (The Community of Expertise in Educational Technology), will be holding free and open sessions on Educational Leadership. The sessions will explore what school leadership looks like in the context of today’s world and how innovative leaders are redefining education.
It is clear that technology can enable learning in ways that never before have been possible. It is also clear that the millennial generation has grown up with tools and techniques that are well integrated with their lifestyles. To these students, the tools are personal, ubiquitous, and necessary. For instruction to be successful and relevant, schools and districts must leverage how millennials live and learn and implement new strategies. Technology leaders must have insight about ways in which the world is changing, the new tools that are available for teaching and learning, and cutting-edge technologies. They must have an understanding of the technologically-rich information society for which students must be prepared intellectually and the media-rich environment in which students are comfortable. Technology can make the greatest difference when all stakeholders agree about its purpose, use, and importance in education. With most of the adults in a school system educated before technology became such a major force in society, understanding and accepting such change requires thoughtful discussion, comprehension, education, and most of all, a supportive environment.
These sessions are meant for current leaders, new leaders, aspiring leaders, or anyone interested in effective educational strategies to reach 21st Century learners.
Calendar of Events:
April 4 - Chris Wejr - The Social Leader: Leveraging Social Media and Emerging Learning Models to promote Learning and Innovation.
April 11 - Clint Lalonde - How key decision makers can support their teachers in using social media to develop personal learning networks for informal professional development.
April 18 - Brad Ovenell Carter - Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for the School and Library
April 25 - Phil Macoun - Digital Participation, Digital Literacy and Schools
May 2 - David Truss - Student Leadership – Building Authentic 21st Century Skills
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