Monday, August 3, 2015

Leadership, Change and Personalized Learning

Transforming teaching and learning does not happen overnight. Moving to Personalized Learning Environments is a huge shift where schools create an active learning culture based on trust and respect. The leader leads the way. David Buck @dbuckedu made a strong point in "A2: Burden of proof lies with the leader. Must provide evidence-based results that show the personalized approach leaders to deep learning."

There are many aspects of leadership to focus on this topic for #plearnchat so we reached out for questions and ideas from our Twitter friends. We decided that we first needed to ask about the qualities and characteristics of leaders.

The big question: How do you set the stage for change and personalized learning?

We used the Q1, A1 format for the questions:

There were so many conversations that stood out that to choose any was going to be tough. Here's just a few of the great comments during the chat:

Rik Rowe @RoweRikW
Since Ts are on the front line, admins who are open to incorporate innovative learning approaches are greatly appreciated.

Shelly Vohra @raspberryberet3
Leaders need to grow as well; don't follow the norm, take risks, support Ts, and need a growth mindset.

Joël McLEAN @jprofNB
Not be afraid to be vulnerable. Lead by example, be in the "trenches", and support your teachers.

Lynn Spady @lynnspady
Be brainstorm, to lend a helping hand when someone wants to try something new, and to share successes and failures.


Here are a few of the resources we shared during the chat:


Congratulations to Carlie Stigler for winning our book,  Make Learning Personal

Carlie Stigler, @cstigler28, is a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade multiage teacher at Fond du Lac STEM Academy in Fond du Lac, WI. She received her bachelor's degree from Carroll University in Elementary Education and Special Education with a minor in Early Childhood. Carlie is on a mission to facilitate learning spaces that embody community, inclusion, collaboration, and personalizing learning amongst and between educators and learners. As Carlie continues to grow as an educator and learner, she is excited to be a part of the changes in our education system that need to occur to meet the interests and demands of our world.

Carlie has been on the Dr. Will Show so we shared a few of the links to the archived shows.

Here is the storify with the archive of #plearnchat for 8/3/15 Leadership, Change and PL: