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Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. These are not the meaningful, rich, and relevant learning opportunities that leaders of today’s schools deserve or yearn for.

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Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). This learning portfolio clearly articulated how they integrated what was learned during this time into professional practice.

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Learn to Blend Tech into Your Class; Get College Credit

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network. Use technology to support teaching and achieve Common Core Standards. Thanks everyone!

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Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

Undeterred, I continued to talk about the concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and what it had done for my professional growth. Best of all, at least in my mind, was the newfound ability to learn anytime, from anywhere, with anyone in the world for free.

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What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates. They want the freedom to chart their own learning course while receiving support from the organization to do so. The key word here is forced.

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Communicating a Concept With Instagram

A Principal's Reflections

As she explained the project to me I immediately asked her if she could email it to me so I could not only share it, but also gather some feedback for her from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). A person should be willing to do a job he/she hates to provide for their family. So what do you think of this project?

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35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. Time after time, they took responsibility for their own learning.