Digital Learning Leadership: Choosing Actions for Impact

Digital Learning Leadership: Choosing Actions for Impact

Leaders involved in digital learning initiatives in their districts are often engaged in managing transformational change at scale, shifting “education as usual” for all school stakeholders as they implement their digital learning model. For our study, the actions of school and district leadership were examined for their level of impact on the empowerment, self-efficacy, mindset, and motivation of other stakeholders. In short, were the actions indicated supporting meaningful organizational change in the transition to digital learning?

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Overcoming the ‘Immovable Mountains’

Overcoming the ‘Immovable Mountains’

As I am packing my bags (read: "throwing things that might eventually go into the bags into a large pile to be sifted through sometime between now and a 3 am trip to the airport where I will have coffee and a green chile sausage breakfast burrito and watch the sun come up over the Sandias in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is not a bad way to start your day, by the way”) for a trip to the National Customized Learning Summit, I’ve been thinking about mountains.

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Defining a Changing Landscape: Can Our Language Keep Up with Our Learning Models?

Defining a Changing Landscape:  Can Our Language Keep Up with Our Learning Models?

Is it blended? Is it personalized? Is it customized? Sometimes, it seems as though our industry’s collective emphasis on the terminology of digital learning - on what it is - gets in the way of looking at characteristics of high-quality implementations in order to learn what is working instead.

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Personalized Education Comes with Pain - and Gain

Personalized Education Comes with Pain - and Gain

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” but recent research by the Institute for Teaching and Leading into educational programs across the country demonstrates that this saying may be even more true than we think when it comes to the digital learning landscape.

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