NECC 2008 - CoSN CTO Leadership Forum
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.
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...