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.
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January 14, 2014
January 02, 2014
It seems counter intuitive that we are being called upon to develop youngsters who are innovators when we appear to be unable to innovate beyond the classroom. How can we develop innovators when we, ourselves, are not?
December 10, 2013
Teachers have worked harder within the same system that has been in place for many decades. There comes a point where harder won't help. Too many factors exist now for a 'work harder' mentality to be successful.
November 10, 2013
As leaders, teachers and consumers of these technologies, we must get ahead of this tidal wave and maximize their use in our schools. We hope to lead with this technology, not be led by it.
October 10, 2013
MOOCs provide information, invite participation, invoke curiosity, and encourage learning. Isn't that what we want for all students?
October 08, 2013
If we change what we teach our children, we can do far more than make them 'college and career ready.' We can change our nation and its future.
September 29, 2013
There are many misunderstandings the Common Core. We must listen to the voices of opposition and address concerns and misunderstandings the best way we know how.
September 17, 2013
Whether we have technology integrators in our schools or not, leaders need to understand this extraordinary panorama ourselves. This is necessary if we are to legitimize our claim that we are leading schools that will help our graduates to be college and career ready.
September 08, 2013
If we consider STEM to be separate from the arts and humanities, then all we are talking about is subject areas. If we are talking about subjects, we aren't changing anything.
August 18, 2013
Policy and agency leaders have decided to fail the children, the teachers and school leaders as a way of motivating us into action. They have become impatient with us, rather than examine themselves.