Kansas City EdTech star, Kyle Pace, shared a session on Twitter as professional development. A goal for using Twitter in this way is to build their PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network). Pace gave testimony that it is a great way to communicate and collaborate with like-minded individuals. You can start with a Twitter search like search.twitter.com and type in a hashtag (#Digi15 for Digipalooza). The results will allow you to see the conversation, even before you have an account to start tweeting along. Pace pointed out that this weekend will be a great time to watch #ISTE2015 for tweets from the largest EdTech conference in the world.
Scottsburg Middle School principal Kristin Nass challenged session participants to think about how we support and utilize our office staff as we transform what is happening in our schools. Nass’ presentation demonstrated the efficiency Google Drive, Sheets, and Slides provides to the day-to-day running of her school. Connect with Nass to collaborate on leadership in the digital age!
Chris Routt is a Scott 2 teacher who is also the creative talent behind the photography business, mrfoto. These two professions come together in a great session where he shared his diligent study of branding; or the idea we give our customers of what they can expect from our products and services. In an increasingly digital world, schools are realizing that their brand isn't just established by what goes on in their brick-and-mortar buildings. These perceptions are more often created and nurtured by websites and through the volatile world of social media. Routt says leadership teams need to think about the qualities they want people to associate with their school, and then design a strategy for consistently communicating those concepts to the school community.