We have such an exciting, innovative district! I am so excited about what the future holds with our district. Let me share a few initiatives that were shared with us at our admin meeting on Wednesday.
Administrators can choose to be involved in a variety of different opportunities, which include:
- Study Groups – we’ve always had this option. 6-8 administrators get together on a regular basis throughout the year to discuss a particular focus. This year, my group is going to focus on the book, Leading in 21st Century Schools. We already have 10 people in our group, so I am thinking we may have to make our group somewhat smaller. We’ll see. I’m so excited about the interest and enthusiasm!
- Action Research – As a team (2 or more administrators, I believe), we may choose to do an action research project in an area of our choosing.
- Focus Team Study Groups – We can choose to be involved with a particular Focus Team, in which the topic is already provided for us and the materials and resources will also be provided for us.
- Digital Exploration Series – I am very excited about this series, because it is very much the same as the Digital Playground series thatI blogged about a number of times (here and here). It is so exciting to see this come to fruition. This will be an opportunity to bring together administrators who would like to learn more about technology. There would be a small focus of the session, which would be the “start” of the session and then the administrators would be given the opportunity to “play” with the tool or whatever is being introduced in that session. How often do we have time to actually play in a supportive, collaborative environment?
We also have the Engaging the Digital Learner dinner series happening in our district this year as well! Wow!
Now, with all of this opportunity, how will I decide which one(s) I will be involved with? How am I going to limit myself and not jump in feet first into all of them? That is the real question!
What an exciting district in which to work and what an exciting time to be an educator and leader in education!