NECC 2008 - CoSN CTO Leadership Forum
Ann McMullan, Executive Director of Instruction, Klein ISD, Texas
Clearly, if the superintendent isn't involved in these conversations (about digital learning], it doesn't happen. If you don't have your key central office personnel on board, it simply doesn't happen.
Hmmm... that sounds familiar!
Some key resources from CoSN
Table activities (notes from my group are below)
When will education reach a 'tipping point' where digital content becomes pervasive in education? What roles should the district technology leader assume?
What is the impact of emerging technologies and critical initiatives such as Web 2.0 technologies on the future role of the district technology leader?
What role does district technology leadership play in closing the gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces? What needs to change in teaching styles and instructional delivery of a school district in order to enable effective learning of 21st century skills?
If we assume that digital content will evolve from our current model of 'electronic text books' to newer modes of learning objects and collaborative work spaces, what does that mean for the future of student access in our supported networks?
Chris Lehmann asked me, 'Why are people still paying for content?' I replied, 'So we don't have to think about our instruction.'
The Congress on the Future of [Digital] Content
Some findings from the May conference...
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.
No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.
Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.