Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels.
For the past two years (2016, 2017) I have served on the district’s technology steering committee, a group consisting of district leadership, teachers, and community members representing the voices of all stakeholders in the district. Our work these two years has focused on planning for the district technology bond, and subsequent implementation of the funded programs. Serving on this committee has made abundantly clear the need for a shared vision for technology for the district users. Adherence by leadership to a consistent and well-voiced vision helps reduce wasted time and missed opportunities, and ensures that the needs of all stakeholders are considered in planning and implementation. Our seven-year strategic plan is a living document that makes the planning process a transparent one, and it will continue to guide decision making in professional development planning, purchasing, and other areas that support a digital-age education for all students.
I shared thoughts on the topic of the benefit of contributing as a teacher librarian to a shared vision and visionary leadership in a blog post:
The Future Ready Librarians (http://futureready.org/program-overview/librarians/) initiative is a framework for the work of digital-age librarians and it builds upon the work of Future Ready Schools (http://futureready.org/). The idea is that efforts in contributing at all levels of strategic planning are more effective than merely passively participating. As a teacher librarian in my district, I have helped to re-shape the structure and implementation of the work of K-12 librarians. The formation of a core leadership team continues to pay dividends as we have strategically embedded our members into decision-making curricular teams throughout the district, but our work is not done.
I shared thoughts on the topic of how peer coaching contributes to a shared vision and visionary leadership in a blog post: