Shifting Our Schools Episode 17: What Prevents Administrators from Shifting?

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Introductions

Jonathan Becker and Jeff Nugent joined David and Jeff for tonight’s show.

Essential Question

What prevents administrators from shifting?

Some take aways from the discussion:

-There is limited number of U.S. professors (six) who work in school leadership who focus on technology and forward thinking education. Our education leadership programs are not preparing our administrators to lead schools towards School 2.0.
-There are education leadership grad school standards that don’t include much on managing change in education.
-Higher education is just so slow to change, to bring about programmatic change.
-Barriers: So many items on the plates of our administrators that it is overwhelming to ask them to set up learning communities and support learning 2.0 initiatives.
-Administrators don’t have to know all the ICL tools but need to know how to support the curriculum development that supports learning 2.0.

Blog Posts of the Week

Here is what Jon, Jeff, Jeff and David shared-

Apple Learning InterchangeSchool Tech Leadership
Practical Theory
Sentiments on Common Sense

Disrupting Class
via Amazon

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*Next show is Tuesday December 9th at 7 PM Bangkok time.
*David and Jeff will be sharing examples of shifted practices from Hsinchu International school and the International School of Bangkok.
*Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Diigo bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.

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