Advocate for policies, procedures, programs, and funding strategies to support implementation of the shared vision represented in the school and district technology plans and guidelines.
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 how peer coaching contributes to a shared vision and visionary leadership in a blog post:
The 4-Cs of project-based learning: Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking, and Creativity. As a teacher librarian and district leader, I am consistently advocating for the need to integrate these 21st century skills into the curriculum and classroom work of staff and students. Keeping the focus on the shared vision of these skills ensures that we don’t get caught up in the “stuff” of technology but rather the more meaningful integration of digital-age education skills into our work.