Ed-tech administrators offer advice to help others stay connected to best practices
While educational technology use should be modeled and celebrated throughout the year, Connected Educator Month highlights some of the nation’s best ed-tech practices.
In an effort to put into practice some of the valuable advice and tips shared during the most recent Connected Educator Month, we’re sharing some of the strategies school administrators said they use to stay connected and collaborate.
Ed-tech leaders gathered for a Connected Educator Month webinar to explore what it means to be a connected administrator; how connected administrators empower teachers, students, and parents; and how a few simple actions can lead to a more connected and positive school culture.
Moderated by Tom Daccord, director of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning organization, panelists included:
- Eric Sheninger, principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey
- Patrick Larkin, assistant superintendent for learning in the Burlington Public Schools (Mass.)
- Carl Hooker, director for instructional technology in the Eanes Independent School District (Texas)
Below are the panelists’ responses to a number of tech-centric questions.
1. What does it mean to be a connected administrator?
Being a connected administrator means developing a person learning network (PLN) and using colleagues’ experiences to inform school leadership decisions, the panelists said.
(Next page: Three important ways leading administrators stay connected)