Southern Association of Independent Schools

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

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October 22, 2012

Part A. Keynote

A0. Some things to take home with you today

A1. Getting started

A2. Global

A3. Crowdsourced

A4. Open, accessible, and free; Active and interactive

A5. Robust student voice and agency

A8. Powerful learning opportunities

A9. 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?
A10. Wrap-Up

A11. Technology integration resources

A12. Problem- / Inquiry- / Challenge-based learning resources

A13. Standards, frameworks, and reports you should know about

Part B. Breakout session

B0. Resources from breakout discussion

B1. Every educator should have a RSS reader

B2. Five education blogs to get you started
B3. Six more education blogs that every educator should be reading
B4. Other education blogs
B6. Educational leadership blogs
B7. Subject-specific blogs
B8. Maximizing your reader
B9. Got an iPad or smartphone?

Miscellaneous Resources

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