School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. In “How Online Learning Communities Help Principals Collaborate and Succeed,” Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO, presented on the unique possibilities that online collaboration offers for personal professional learning and within schools, and how school leaders can use edWeb.net for online collaboration with staff.
All K–12 school and district leaders or aspiring leaders will benefit from the Principal Academy. Come as a team or individually to develop a leadership action plan that you can implement upon your return.
Engaging students in their learning is more difficult than ever. With a flood of information available for children 24 hours a day, how do we make learning at school a compelling piece of their day? Students have opportunities to learn throughout television, technology, and their community in greater ways than any prior generation.
Dr. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary, was interviewed by edWeb to gain an administrator’s perspective on providing quality professional development for teachers and the social aspect of learning. While Robert first discovered edWeb as a webinar presenter, he quickly realized the site’s potential as a best-practices research platform, an affordable source of teacher PD, and an opportunity for growth-focused evaluation.
TIME (@TIME) released a list of the 140 best Twitter feeds of 2014. Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, and host of the Leadership 3.0 community on edWeb, was the only educator to make the list! Eric is also a NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, Author, and Speaker. Check out the full list here. “Principal Twitter” uses his… read more →
Let’s face it, students have the potential to be a bit disorganized. How do we give students the ability to organize and track their assignments from as many as seven different classes when the reality is that most of them have trouble keeping their rooms from looking like disaster areas!
In a time when budgets are tight and schedules are even tighter, educators must be creative and agile as we seek ways to connect with families and fortify the essential home-community-school relationship that best supports kids. Schools must differentiate outreach efforts to meet families where they are – in the same way teachers must differentiate for students with diverse needs.
School leadership can be challenging, and leadership at a virtual school can present its own set of challenges. Whether it’s working with remote faculty members or statewide enrollments, evaluating the performance of virtual instructors, or partnering with hundreds of brick and mortar schools – being a virtual school leader can be a much different experience than leading at a traditional school.
Branding is key. Telling our stories is critical! Why should we allow people to create their own perceptions, which could be rooted in misinformation, based on word of mouth or what is published in the local paper?
Technology is the great equalizer for student circumstance – whether it be socio-economic, location, or social-emotional issues. Technology is something today’s generation constantly engages in and engagement is the key to student learning.