Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Power of the PLN: What Administrators Need to Know and Be Able to Do

November 13, 2009

by Don Lourcey

I will let this Slideshare preso speak for itself and provide a practical view of how a PLN can build capacity as a professional. This is a great preso by Mark Woolley. As leaders, and models in chief, lead the way. Model for your staff the power of community, the power of connection, and the power of creation. Dabo Swinney, coach of Clemson, told the leaders on his team, “If you don’t, they won’t.” Is that not apropos to the role of the administrator (district and school) to learn by doing, playing in the sandbox, and modeling for our staff’s acceptable and professional uses of Web 2.0 technologies, not in isolation, but integrated and aligned to school and district improvement goals and the mission, vision, and core values of the school or district. Because if YOU don’t, THEY won’t.

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