Connecting Principals & Dropping Digital

This morning, I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with PQP Part 1 Candidates in the OPC PQP course at HWDSB.

In conversation with their instructor, my friend and colleague and exemplary principal, Lisa Neale, we challenged the notion of “digital leadership” and its relevance in 2016.

We often say we need to “model digital leadership”, but that is getting tired.

The internet has been accessible to people for more than 20 years.  The modelling days are over.  Now it is about being connected; learning, living and leading so that digital and physical are seamless in our schools, as they are outside of our schools.  It’s about connecting with students, parents, communities and the greater world, and making meaning, relevance and change for good.

The slides we used to guide our discussion are below.  Resources are listed below the slides.

The WHY: Digital isn’t optional any more

Are Robots Going to Steal Your Job? Probably.

3 of the World’s Top 10 Employers are Replacing Workers With Robots

Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace by Joseph E. Aoun 

Canada’s Digital Talent Strategy March 2016

Digital Canada 150

Michael Geist: Digital Canada 150

Making your own frames for your glasses:
http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=m0syxSC8qiw&start=96.57&end=173.95&cid=8248117

Technology Has a Language. It’s Called Code.

What If? OPSBA 2009

A Vision for Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age OPSBA (2013?)

Automation isn’t new, so what’s the big deal? by Jacob Morgan

Replacing the Professionals: CBC Ideas Podcast with Richard Susskind

The computer that beat GO (video, March 2016)

Learn how to learn!

http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=Wdv9Wihz3uE&start=250&end=337&cid=8248410

 

What Leadership Practices Make a Difference for Students?

 

Building your PLN

Beginning to use Twitter: https://twitterforabsolutebeginners.wordpress.com/

Ontario EduBloggers (Livebinder)

 

Learning About Leveraging Digital

Ethical Considerations

Ministry-licensed Digital Learning Resources for #onted:https://www.osapac.ca/dlr/

Digital Citizenship

School Leader Learning Series: Leading in the Digital Age

Detecting Lies and Staying Safe (by YouTube)

How to use Mindomo (Ministry-licensed in Ontario) video tutorials:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AhjvN01r_wQCogSnJ2_PLVBzrQe3iqJdyNJaD1dU8rc/edit

 

 

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