This week I want to explore a great resource, the ASCD publication of Educational Leadership. Each month there are great articles that speak to current and long standing issues in education. The May 2015 issue Teaching with Mobile Tech provides many articles on the successful integration of mobile tech in schools and the successes and concerns that arise from the infusion of these devices.
Of particular interest to our work in this blog, is the article by Thomas Hoerr, School Head of New City School, St. Louis MO. In the article Mr. Hoerr outlines his three constants of effective leadership in light of the technology wave that we are all part of in our daily lives both in and out of school. Mr. Hoerr makes the case for building relationships and for fostering collegiality in the wake of new technology and pedagogy. Ultimately, the author asks us to self examine where we are on the digital leadership spectrum and to assess how we have addressed the three key elements of relationships, assessment and distributed intelligence. This week we suggest that you read Mr. Hoerr’s article (link provided on the right) and challenge yourself to pinpoint where you are on the digital leadership continuum.
Educational Leadership: Teaching with Mobile Tech: Riding the Technology Wave. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educationalleadership/may15/vol72/num08/ Riding-the-Technology-Wave.aspx