PLAEA Northern Consortium

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

This page contains resources from my work with the Prairie Lakes AEA 8 Northern Consortium. These materials are made available under a Creative Commons 3.0 attribution-share alike license, which means that you are both allowed and encouraged to use them! Please contact me if you have any other questions about these resources.

January 3, 2012

Part A. Our new landscapes

A1. Our new information landscape

A2. Our new learning landscape

A3. Our new economic landscape

A5. Wrap-up
  • What’s in your head?

Part B. Technology

B1. This is how we dream

B2. NCTE

B3. The Iowa and/or Common Core
B4. Implications for Practice

 B5. Wrap-up

Part C. Moving Forward

C1.  Simple but big ideas

C2. Sense-making

C3. Other resources / Wrap-up

Part D. Other Resources

D1. Some guiding questions
  • What can we do to increase the cognitive complexity of students’ day-to-day work so that they are more often doing deeper thinking and learning work?
  • What can we do to better incorporate digital technologies into students’ deeper thinking and learning work in ways that are authentic, relevant, meaningful, and powerful?
  • What can we do to give students more agency and ownership of what they learn, when they learn, how they learn, and how they show what they’ve learned?
  • What can we do to better recognize and assess when students’ deeper thinking and learning work is (or isn’t) occurring?
  • What can we do to build the internal capacity of both individual educators and school systems to be better learners and faster change agents?
  • As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we bring educators, board members, parents, communities, policymakers, and higher education along with us?
  • As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we ensure that traditionally-underserved student and family populations aren’t further disadvantaged?
  • As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, what individual and societal mindsets – and local, state, and federal policy supports and/or barriers – need reconsideration?

D2. Technology integration resources

D3. Problem- / Inquiry- / Challenge-based learning resources

Miscellaneous Resources

One Response to “PLAEA Northern Consortium”

  1. THANK YOU for speaking with us today!
    You are helping reinforce my position as an educator in the 21st Century!

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