National Expert: Eric Sheninger
Real-world ready schools are those focused on learning in a digital age and prepare students for the world of today and of the future. The culture of these real-world ready schools is based on building a leadership team, establishing a coherent vision for change, developing a systematic action plan, modeling for leaders effective and efficient ways to leverage digital tools to increase effectiveness, and modeling for teachers how to harness tools to support students’ learning. Working smarter not harder by discovering natural compliments to the work already being done enhances outcomes. This highly engaging and interactive session will allow leaders to practice using digital tools to create a culture focused on rigor, relevance and engagement.
A successful leader is one who communicates effectively with all stakeholders and takes control of public relations by becoming the storyteller-in-chief. Sharing your vision for learning in a digital age is about building a community and strengthening relationships with your stakeholders. This second day of professional learning will provide strategies and tools for digital leaders to build their community through effective communication strategies to market the highly rigorous and relevant student learning.
- Developing a vision to create a culture focused on rigor, relevance, and relationships that is enhanced by technology
- Supporting teachers in lesson design to develop students’ media literacy, digital responsibility, and their skills in using technology while also developing their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, and creativity
- Creating structures and supports for engaging learning spaces that reflect the real world environments students will experience
- Increasing capacity for providing effective feedback on instruction
- Enhancing public relations with parents and the community
- Creating your school’s positive brand presence
- Building a professional learning plan for your faculty
- Leveraging social media to create opportunities for student learning