EDG 646 Tuesday, June 25

4:15-9:30 PM

Topic: Excellence in Professional Practice
Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources.
  1. Allocate time, resources, and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration
  2. Facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture and support administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and use of technology
  3. Promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital age tools
  4. Stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning

Tuesday's POA

1. Social media/blogs check-ins
2. Personal Learning Networks - PLNs - What are they and how/why can I build my own?
The 5 Cs to developing your personal learning network

3. Sharing: Our Moral Imperative

4. The principal as lead learner

5. Communication & collaboration with stakeholders supported through technology - how can I reinvent my traditional methods to improve organizational efficiency and empower teachers?

6. Preparing and Supporting Our Teachers

Examples to use for goal setting/portfolio building:
NETS proficiency survey
ISTE NETS survey example

  • What is TPACK and what are its components?
  • Why should I know about TPACK and how will it influence my work as an administrator?
  • How can this model be useful when working to develop teachers' skills with technology integration?

Developing TPACK with teachers

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

Technology integration matrix from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology

Tuesday's Assignments

Assignment Description

Due Date
Blog Post: Find and read at least one blog of a "connected" educational leader (use this list to guide you).
Examine the blog's organization, topics shared, and read several posts.
Comment on at least one of their posts. (Feel free to identify yourself as a EDG646 student in my class).
On your blog, write a post that shares your thoughts about the benefits and uses of educational
and reflective blogging for the school leader. Include a link to the blog(s)/post(s) you read so your
classmates can reference the posts as well.
Bonus: Add the blogs to your Feedly reader and/or our EDG646 Diigo group. Tweet the posts you read and use the #edg646 hashtag.

Wednesday 6/26 by 8:30 AM
Blog Commenting - Provide thoughtful comments on at least two of your classmates' blog posts submitted earlier in the week.

Wednesday 6/26 by 8:30 AM
Continue Smackdown research

Share during Friday's class
Continue project work

Presentations during Friday's class

Additional connected leadership resources:

Principal 2.0: The Connected Administrator

Educational Leadership Tips & Tricks