If you believe that Web 2.0 can foster a participatory culture of anytime, everywhere learning and transform education, there are some key action steps that will help your district move forward.
Eight Action Steps for Superintendents and District Leaders
- Make your chief technology officer, or lead technology professional, a member of your cabinet who contributes to decision making.
- Collaborate with your district leadership team and other stakeholders to develop a plan to phase in or expand the use of Web 2.0 for administration, teaching and learning.
- Conduct an evaluation of the technology infrastructure and integration to make sure you can support your plan with reliable access to the Internet and computing devices.
- Revisit acceptable use policies to ensure student safety, data security and appropriate access to Web 2.0 resources.
- Foster staff and community understanding and support for Web 2.0 use.
- Support the development of professional development plan that provides administrators and teachers with ongoing, job-embedded support and communities of practice.
- Evaluate results and use these results for continuous improvement.
- Recognize best practices.