AGENDA for 8/11/2010 Super Forum

8:00-8:30 Refreshments

3. Excellence in Professional Practice. Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learning
and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and
digital resources. Educational Administrators:
a. allocate time, resources, and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration
b. facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture, and support administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and
use of technology
c. promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital-age tools
d. stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new
technologies for their potential to improve student learning

8:30- Welcome

8:45- Keynote and Open Discussion-
Excellence in Professional Practice:
21st Century Leaders promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources. Join Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach as she outlines a three-pronged approach for PD that will enable you to lead/model ongoing professional growth around 21st Century change.


Back Channel Space
What is back channel chat?

- Visioning Scrapbook
View Results
Using a Google form participants will use a visual image to show mission and vision of change as related to ISTE's Excellence in Professional Practice.

- Self-Evaluation Rubric
After using an instrument to self-evaluate supported with examples, groups will have a powerful conversation around how they would score their school in terms of 21st Century leadership and why.

10:30- Break


10:45**- **Open Leadership- How Contemporary Technologies can Transform the Way you Lead**
- Making the Case & Collaborative Leadership (How Leaders Must Let Go to Succeed)
  • Being an open leader isn't so much about the tools (blogs, wikis, podcast etc) as it is about having a clear idea of the relationships you want to form.
  • Being an open leader isn't about total transparency and complete openess as much as making a decision about how open you want to be and having a plan.
  • Being open isn't a choice and it is hard work. It will require more rigor than being in control.
  • New culture of sharing- it is about an open mindset. Knowing what to let go of --when.
  • You never really were in control and now w/ open tools you wont be even more.
  • Open Leaders is having the confidence and humility to give up the need to be in control while inspiring commitment from others to accomplish goals.
  • Information Sharing- Explaining (buy-in and inform or logic behind decisions ), Updating (Capturing knowledge and actions ie. inservice agendas, calendars, changes ), Conversing (reaching school community and addressing concerns), Open Mic (Encouraging participation), Crowdsourcing (Solving a prob together), Platforms (open sharing of data)
  • Open Decision Making
    • centralized- pro-decisive and quick, also effective con- command and control if not trusted (need to be open about what and why)
    • democratic- several options presented and people vote - can crowdsource- much like American Idol- con - can be based on popularity and risk of having rubberstamped idea before vote.
    • consensus- everyone is involved in deciding so high buy-in
    • distributed- using teacher leaders and others to to share in decision making. Be the CEO of something. Pro- you can focus on big decisions that have to be made by you. More buy-in Con- takes time to change culture and build capacity.

Sheryl and Karen will lead a group discussion on open leadership that makes the case for why this style of leadership is necessary in today's world.
- Developing Your Open Leadership Strategy (Leadership teams will work on creating their open strategy)
11:30- Skype Interview with a Shifted Administrator
- Meet Tony Baldasaro and listen to the personal story of his one (1) year transformation-
- Q&A with Karen, Tony and Sheryl
Twitter: baldy7
delicious: tbaldasaro
diigo: baldy7
skype: tbaldasaro

12:00- Lunch

12:45- Tools that Support Connected Learning and Open Leadership
- Twitter
- Diigo
- Evernote
- Delicious
- Others?

2:00- National Tech Plan
- Overview of Tech Plan
- Open discussion around Tech Plan goals with Karen and Sheryl
To view slides-

2:45- Close