My take on SAI's legislative priorities this year
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
The School Administrators of Iowa (SAI), which has been a critical partner and steadfast supporter of our work here at CASTLE, asked all of its members to recommend some advocacy priorities for this year’s legislative session. Here were the choices given (click on image for larger version):
These are important, but I thought something was missing. Here’s what I put under ‘Other’:
Most of this is 'tweak/perpetuate the current system' stuff. Where's the visionary (and IMPORTANT) stuff like laptops, online learning, 21st century curricula, PD for educators for higher-order thinking, higher-order assessments, ubiquitous statewide broadband access, rethinking workforce preparation, competency-based student progression, etc.?
What do you think SAI’s (or your state leadership associations’) legislative advocacy priorities should be this year?
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