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Leadership Lessons for Our Times

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Leadership Lessons for Our Times

Presented by Kathy Hurley, Co-Founder and CEO, Girls Thinking Global; Keith Krueger, CEO of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN); Ann McMullan, Founder, Ann McMullan Education Consultant & Project Director, CoSN Empowered Superintendents Program
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Leadership is the essence of the role of all superintendents and education leaders in whatever capacity they serve. In today’s world—where change is happening at an ever-accelerating pace—core leaderships skills are more critical than ever for all professional educators.

In this edWebinar, presenters will focus on the following areas:

  • Leadership competencies
  • Diversity
  • Culture
  • Innovation
  • Leading digital transformations

Kathy Hurley will illustrate lessons learned from school leaders profiled in the book she co-edited with Priscilla Shumway, Real Women, Real Leaders. Ann McMullan will review five essential leadership skills that are defined in the book she co-authored with Michael Barrett, Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby. Keith Krueger will share CoSN resources for leading digital transformations.

Resources for growing your own leadership skills will be reviewed as well as tools for working with all stakeholders in navigating the changes facing today’s school systems. Participants will be able to access and use the shared resources which will be posted in the edWeb community after the conclusion of the edWebinar. Superintendents, district and school leaders, and teacher-leaders in K-12 school systems will benefit from attending this session. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

kathy hurleyAbout the Presenters

Kathy Hurley is co-founder and CEO of Girls Thinking Global, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment and education of girls and young women worldwide. Most recently, Kathy held the position of Executive Vice President Education Alliances, for the Pearson Foundation, and is a 40+ year veteran of the education industry. She is sought after to speak and participate as a thought leader and her global commitment and wealth of knowledge helps organizations develop new and innovative approaches to education. In 2013, Kathy was selected as a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University for 2014. Kathy holds a B.A. degree in special education from the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in education from Jersey City State College and is a former NJ teacher. Kathy is based in Washington, D.C., and along with Priscilla Shumway, recently co-edited their first book, Real Women, Real Leaders, featuring 24 women who are top leaders in their field.

Keith KruegerKeith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Keith has a global reputation as a key thought leader and has organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe and South America to examine best practice in ICT in education. In fall of 2015, Keith conducted a work study on digital equity as an associate in practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. In 2016 Technology & Learning selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in ed tech, and the Center for Digital Education identified him as a Top 30 Technologist/Transformer/Trailblazer. In 2016 he received a Special Recognition award from the Council of Great City Schools.

Ann McMullianAnn McMullan is a veteran educator who served as the executive director for educational technology in the Klein Independent School District, near Houston, Texas. She was co-chair of the Texas Educational Technology Advisory Committee that developed the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020. Today Ann is based in Los Angeles, California working as a speaker, writer, and consultant focused on leadership, professional development and curriculum to meet the needs of today’s students. She is a frequent presenter at state, national and international conferences. Ann is the project director for CoSN’s Empowered Superintendents Program. She is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Digital Education and serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. In the fall of 2016 Ann co-authored Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby, an educational and entertaining book that teaches essential, personal, leadership skills.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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