Outlining my vision for Digital Learning: Interview kicks off NIS's first student and staff produced podcast series.
Some of the questions addressed in the Interview:
Your current job title at NIS is Director of Digital Learning, so presumably your work plan is around how digital spaces can best support our students learning and prepare them for their future. Tell us about what you see the future as being? In other words, what kind of future do you see our students heading into?
So thinking about that future, and thinking about how NIS can best serve our students as they head towards that future, what is your ‘vision’ for digital learning at Nishimachi International School?
As we move towards that vision, what do you see is the most important ‘thing’ we need to do?
So, what do you think is our next practical step to achieving this?
Is there anything that might stand in our way, and if so how can we overcome or work around it?
Many paths lead to technology integration leadership roles and no matter how you get there we all face a common set of actors and obstacles along the way.
Over the next two months I will outline one path to leadership I followed in a series of posts focusing on the "techno-social" aspects of tech-integration. (In my experience the apps, platforms, devices and retweets of tech conference razzle-dazzle that dominate the twitterverse are the least important aspects of technology integration leadership.)
Part 1 of "Beyond PB and J, The Essential Guide to Setting up a Digital Ecosystem for Innovation" will explain how advancing from technology teaching to coordinating to coaching to leadership is all about...
PB & Js, MUSIC and PIE.
Bridging the gap between the present and the future of Digital Learning
Hit the ground running/Semester 1:
Acquire tech/cultural bearings: See where we are in terms of Integration, innovation, communication. Engage/Resolve: Understand common pain points and focus on what staff intend to do and where/when/how they prefer support delivery and how that fits with current/anticipated systems. Create/launch: Build quality concepts and get into user hands. See what they like see what they don't. Educate/iterate: Community wide system rollouts and communication with support frameworks in place to capture feedback and make adjustments. Focusing on encouraging further innovation and incorporating new capacities/technologies to fit personal teaching and learning needs.
Five Core Areas: