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Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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Lead Differently: Digitally Informed School Leadership for the 21st Century


School administrators need to understand the implications changes in information and digital communication modalities should have for teachers and students in schools. This all-day workshop for administrators focuses on understanding the implications of these changes for learning, and empower campus principals to be constructive change agents for appropriate and constructive digital learning.

Podcast recording

An audio-podocast recording of part of this presentation from June 6, 2007 is available.


  1. Understand Change in Context: Reflect on and better understand the implications of rapid, discontinuous change and ubiquitous access to the world stage for 21st century learning
  2. Blended Learning: Understand and Practice Blended Learning - powerfulblending
  3. Action Plan: Resolve to follow a personal action plan for digitally informed school leadership

Guiding Philosophies

  1. 80/20: 80 percent of our learning time should be spent in conversations, hands-on activities, and interaction. 20 percent of our learning time (or less) should be spent passively listening to lecture (otherwise we sit, get and forget)
  2. 21st Century Skill Focus: Students and our society need more than a learning focus on test prep and test passing (invitation to use a different lens) - Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework, Enguage Executive Summary
  3. 2001 Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy: Elevating discourse to promote critical thinking skills
  4. Habits of Mind: It is not enough to learn facts, we must help our students and fellow educators cultivate our thinking skills
  5. Good Leadership Matters: It's easy to teach or lead poorly. Inspired, visionary and passionate leadership makes a difference.


  1. Introducing the Book
  2. Father Guido Sarducci's Five Minute University
  3. The Machine is Us/ing Us
  4. Did You Know
  5. Teacher Movie: Teach Different
  6. Administrator Movie: Lead Different
  7. Digital Students @ Analog Schools (Marco Torres' students)
  8. Brian Crosby Inclusion Skype Video
  9. Hero in the Hallway (Cyberbullying video)
  10. Wikis in Plain English
  11. Vicki Davis on Wikis
  12. Roads of Learning in the 21st Century
  13. Other videos I have tagged on del.icio.us


  1. Respond on our Digital Literacy blog to whole-group questions
  2. In groups, read, view, or listen to the following ideas and respond to the three essential questions
    1. Content Choices
      1. A proposal for banning pencils by Doug Johnson (PDF)
      2. Richard Florida on \"Tracking the Creative Class\" from 2005 on NPR
      3. Sir Ken Robinson on \"Do Schools Kill Creativity\" from the Feb 2006 TED Conference
      4. Dan Pink on "A Whole New Mind" - text interview and an audio interview
      5. Lawrence Lessig on "The Read/Write Society" - keynote description and audio MP3 or video MP4 - a related text article from 2005 is also available
    2. Essential Questions
      1. What was the most noteworthy point of the speaker, and why?
      2. What implications does this have for learning?
      3. What implications does this have for your role as a school leader?
  3. In pairs, read and discuss at least three different posts on LeaderTalk.
    1. Post at least two comments to different posts on LeaderTalk
  4. Create a 21st century leader wiki, oath for action, and individual action plans

Other resources

  1. Safe Digital Social Networking (Cyberbullying, Copyright, Liability, and Social Networking)
  2. Marc Ahlness on SSR with Blogs
  3. Advice for a blogging superintendent?
  4. june6videoresponses
  5. UthTV
  6. Online Research with Google Notebook - Google Notebook
  7. Free Wikis for schools: PBWiki and WikiSpaces
  8. Mother's Day Podcasts


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