If you'd like to know what a good statewide 21st century school leadership development program looks like, have we got a podcast for you!
This morning we had Episode 6 of 4 Guys Talking, the 'talk radio' podcast series from CASTLE. We spent the first 40 minutes talking with Chuck Heinlein, Director of the Leadership Center for 21st Century Schools at the West Virginia Department of Education.
I think this was one of our best podcasts to date. Chuck shared a wealth of information about the statewide principal institutes that he's running, and we learned a ton about the legislative supports, Department of Education commitments, funding and policy mechanisms, and other supports that are in place in the state. I have the sense that West Virginia really is trying very hard to move its schools (and its school leaders) forward in a thoughtful, progressive, sustainable manner.
You can download the podcast or listen to a Web-streamed version here:
Thanks to those of you who joined us live. I'm not sure when our next episodes will be but I will blog about them when I know. Happy listening!
Update: I deleted the embedded BlogTalkRadio player that used to be in this post. Since it started playing automatically, I thought it was too annoying!