The new school year has begun and brought new changes and challenges for educators. Many educators are taking on new roles to fill the gaps created by cuts in budget and personnel. As instructional leaders we have to accept these new challenges and ride the wave of change. How can we be supportive in the new roles and continue to provide opportunities for collaboration and designing transformational learning?
Last August, Kim Cofino shared her five tips in shifting positions from classroom teacher to technology facilitator on her blog at Always Learning, Lessons Learned: Tips for New Technology Facilitator. Finding a balance in your role as instructional leader will be key over the next few months and keeping the passion strong will keep you riding the wave.
“The more time you spend with your colleagues and their students, the more you will learn about them, their curriculum, their needs and their experiences.” Kim Cofino
Four for Friday – Keeping Informed with Online Publications
These publications over the years have moved from print to digital issues and offer mountains of information. Do you subscribe and stay on top of current trends?
Tech & Learning – Subscribe and stay current with current topics in education and technology.
Edutopia – Wonderful publication from the George Lucas Foundation. Sign up for the free weekly newsletter.
The Journal – View digital issues online and stay informed.
Learning and Leading with Technology – ISTE’s magazine features practical ideas for using today’s technology tools to improve teaching and learning in today’s classroom.
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