By Susan Carter Morgan
Scott McLeod over at dangerously irrelevant is calling on all bloggers to once again participate in his Leadership Day. Using whatever response form works for you–blog, podcast, photo–he asks you to join him in discussing “whatever you like related to effective school technology leadership: successes, challenges, reflections, needs, wants, etc”
He asks some great questions to get you started:
- What do effective K-12 technology leaders do? What actions and behaviors can you point to that make them effective leaders in the area of technology?
- Do administrators have to be technology-savvy themselves in order to be effective technology leaders in their organizations?
- What are some tangible, concrete, realistic steps that administrators can take to move their school organizations forward?
- What are some tangible, concrete, realistic steps that can be taken to move administrators themselves forward? Given the unrelenting pressures that they face and their ever-increasing time demands, what are some things that administrators can do to become more knowledgeable and skilled in the area of technology leadership?
- Perhaps using the new National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators(NETS-A) as a starting point, what are the absolutely critical skills or abilities that administrators need to be effective technology leaders?
- What strengths and deficiencies are present in the new NETS-A?
- What is a technology tool that would be extremely useful for a busy administrator (i.e., one he or she probably isn’t using now)?
- What should busy administrators be reading (or watching)?
- How can administrators best structure necessary conversations with internal or external stakeholders?
- How should administrators balance enablement with safety, risk with reward, fear with empowerment?
So head on over, fill out the form, and be part of the solution!
Susan Carter Morgan
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