Our schools are at the beginning of a historic transition from paper as the dominant storage and retrieval media to the web. The initial response of bolting technology on top of the current design of school is a short-term process that will only yield marginal improvement. Contrast this “$1,000 pencil” approach with how society is transforming how, where, when, with whom and even why people work. Being self directed, managing global communications and overwhelming amounts of information have become critical job skills. The workshop will include response to the following criticalleadership questions, such as:
- How do we retain our educational and social values during this transition?
- How do we redesign the culture of learning from a classroom with walls to every classroom expanding to global boundaries?
- How do we build capacity within our schools for massive opportunities for professional development?
- How do we engage our parent community, board and alumni as strategic partners in this transformation?
- What should every student know to be prepared to make meaningful contributions to society?
- What is the emerging definition of life-long learning?
- How can we design more motivating and rigorous student work?
- What is the balance of online learning with face-to-face learning?
- How can school leaders provide the role models needed to set the tone and expectation of this transition?
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