Jul. 19, 2011

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Fostering Change Through Leadership – An Interview with Dr. Eric Williams

BLCFeatureTopicIn this episode of the November Learning Podcast Series, Alan speaks with Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent of the Yorktown School Division in Yorktown, VA. The two discuss the important role of a leader in setting policy, modeling the learning process and encouraging expanded learning opportunities for students, teachers and school administrators for the purpose of building a solid foundation for learning in a 21st century school environment.

Dr. Williams encourages your questions and comments through his Twitter account and his blog.

Also, Dr. Wiliams will be a presenter at the 2011 Building Learning Communities Conference being held this July in Boston. For more information, and to register, visit our conference Web site at http://www.BLCConference.com.

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3 Responses to “Fostering Change Through Leadership – An Interview with Dr. Eric Williams”

  • MTapia

    I enjoyed listening to this conversation. I would like to hear more regarding how to facilitate different ways for students at the elementary grade levels to use social media for academic purposes. I also like the idea of digital playgrounds for principals, as administrators it is essential to model that we are also trying to learn new technologies.

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  • What Does All This Data Mean? John Sturmi's Perspective - Transformative Use of Technology

    [...] http://novemberlearning.com/fostering-change-through-leadership-an-interview-with-dr-eric-williams/This is a great podcast with Dr. Eric Williams, a superintendent in Virginia. He talks in detail about how the ownership of the learning shifts to the student when utilizing technology and constructing tasks that are shared with the community.  Students thrived when their global voice is heard through the design of the task. I would love to interview Dr. Williams and ask him several questions.  What were the barriers that existed while these structures were implemented?  How did your district overcome these barriers?  Is the implementation sporadic or is it consistent?  What kind of timeline is realistic for full implementation?  I feel that Dr. Williams refers to many awesome examples of transformative use of technology because the use of technology and design of the task shifts the focus of learning from the teacher to the students.  Is anybody employing these strategies in their classroom?  Please share!! Published in: Uncategorized on September 6, 2011 at10:57 pm Comments (0) Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!) [...]

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    1. Kipp says:

      Great conversation. I love the idea of encouraging shift of control. I think this is one of the greatest challenges for educators

    2. MTapia says:

      I enjoyed listening to this conversation. I would like to hear more regarding how to facilitate different ways for students at the elementary grade levels to use social media for academic purposes. I also like the idea of digital playgrounds for principals, as administrators it is essential to model that we are also trying to learn new technologies.

    3. What Does All This Data Mean? John Sturmi's Perspective - Transformative Use of Technology says:

      [...] http://novemberlearning.com/fostering-change-through-leadership-an-interview-with-dr-eric-williams/This is a great podcast with Dr. Eric Williams, a superintendent in Virginia. He talks in detail about how the ownership of the learning shifts to the student when utilizing technology and constructing tasks that are shared with the community.  Students thrived when their global voice is heard through the design of the task. I would love to interview Dr. Williams and ask him several questions.  What were the barriers that existed while these structures were implemented?  How did your district overcome these barriers?  Is the implementation sporadic or is it consistent?  What kind of timeline is realistic for full implementation?  I feel that Dr. Williams refers to many awesome examples of transformative use of technology because the use of technology and design of the task shifts the focus of learning from the teacher to the students.  Is anybody employing these strategies in their classroom?  Please share!! Published in: Uncategorized on September 6, 2011 at10:57 pm Comments (0) Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!) [...]

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