Our professional development is designed to be rich, customized and challenging in order to best assist educators, thus strengthening the potential of our region.
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
Equity Problem of Practice:
How does our system need to change in light of recent research on how students learn, further advancements to technology, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries?
Purposeful and Strategic Digital Learning to Transform Education with Eric Sheninger
Facilitator: Eric Sheninger
Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education. Through practitioner‐driven professional learning solutions focused on leading and learning in the digital age, Sheninger assists school leaders in embracing and effectively utilizing technology to move schools and districts forward. His efforts to implement technology as a mechanism for transforming teaching, learning and community engagement has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.
WMEP Professional Learning Center
WMEP Member Registration
Participants must have district approval to register for the yearlong leadership series. Please email your district’s Future-Forward Leadership contact below if you’re interested in attending. This individual will verify your eligibility for participation in the 2017-2018 Future-Forward Leadership Series: