A10-week program for school leaders globally
If you want to lead your school’s digital evolution this is the program for you.
Work directly with two of the world’s leaders in the shaping of your school’s strategy.
The schools that have normalised the whole school use of the digital are discovering enormous educational, social and economic benefits.
By creating digitally based, tightly integrated, increasingly mature and higher order ecosystems those schools are positioning themselves to thrive, to sustain their viability and to continually provide an apt quality education in a rapidly evolving world.
Analysis of the pathfinder schools worldwide reveals the common threads all schools wishing to ‘change their business model’ will need to address if they are to succeed.
The course will address threads, particularly as they apply to your unique situation.
The more critical of those variables is having a head, a principal and in essence a ‘chief digital officer’ willing and able of leading the school’s digital evolution, well versed in the suite of human and technological factors to be addressed.
Through this program you will:
- Review the strategic direction of your school in the light of the digital changes happening in society and your school’s community.
- Understand the key developmental threads that need to be pursued in parallel, putting these into the context of your national education system and curriculum.
- Be able to quickly identify your school’s evolutionary position and the likely path ahead
- Create a big picture, three-year development plan for your school’s evolution.
- Plan professional development approaches you use to grow and empower your staff and community.
- Practice assessing the likely and real impact on learning and return-on-investment of technology acquisitions.
In 2016 Mal Lee will run two 10 week programs, particularly to fit the southern school year and Roger Broadie, will conduct two to particularly suit the northern school year. That said with the courses being conducted online select that which is convenient to you.
First program – January 11th to March 18th
Fourth program – September 12th to November 18th
Second program – April 26 to July 4
Third program – July 18 to September 26
The program will build on the pioneering work of Mal Lee and Roger Broadie, that is captured in their:
- Taxonomy of School Evolutionary Stages
- suite of studies and articles they’ve written up on virtually every aspect of digital schooling
- contribution to the identification of the key elements to the digital evolution of schools globally.
They will connect you with the insights of pathfinder schools in many parts of the world, to enable you to plan your strategic approach and staff development.
The program involves a mixture of individual and group Skype sessions, individual activities, group discussions online and reference to key resources to aid your understanding and to use with your staff.
Conscious of how ‘time poor’ are all school leaders and the importance of ‘just in time’ on the job personal development each program will be directed to creating an apt implementation strategy for your school, and providing each participant the wherewithal to conduct a comprehensive, inexpensive ‘in house’ staff development program.
Moreover the program will be highly focused with a specific outcomes set for each of the 10 weeks.
While each program will of necessity be tailored to the particular group all will in general terms address the following critical aspects of digital schooling.
Digital transformation of organisations
Evolution of complex adaptive systems
Digital evolution of schooling – evolutionary continuum
Positioning the school
Taking charge of own growth
Role of Principal
Role of CDO
Focus on desired totality – not the parts
Shaping educational and digital vision
C21 education for digital and networked society
Playing the old and new games
Tightening nexus between mission and deployment of resources
Big picture development strategy
Accommodating planned linear and natural non-linear growth
Optimising intended and unintended benefits
Equity and cognitive readiness
Shaping the Digital Ecosystem
Shaping desired evolving integrated higher order digital ecosystem and networked school community
47 key variables
From insular, constant, loosely coupled to networked, ever evolving, tightly integrated 24/7/365
Digital and network infrastructure
Role of school website and digitally based operations
Personal digital technologies
Culture of change/risk taking/start up nature
Empowering and supporting the professionals
Independent teachers free to take risks and fly
Respect, trust, recognise contribution and empower – students, homes, community
Home – school – community collaboration
Learning and teaching
Learner centred collaborative teaching
Ecosystem that simultaneously addresses all the variables that enhance each child’s learning
Recognition and merging of 24/7/365 learning and teaching
Normalised near invisible all pervasive use of the digital
Productivity and effectiveness
Taking advantage of digital data
Multi-functional, multi-purpose operations
Efficiency, economies, synergies
Pooled resourcing – social, material and unexpected
Making the dollar go further
Integrated marketing and genuine immersive experiences
Attracting the clientele
Digital schools growing digital communities\
They will 30 places in each ten-week program.
They are open to any existing or aspiring school leaders anywhere in the networked world. Those first 30 in will be given the places, the later placed in reserve for the next programs.
That said it is strongly advised you seek a place only if at least a critical mass of your teachers (65% – 75%) of your teachers are naturally using a variety of digital technologies in their everyday teaching.
The program cost is US$ 2000 for the 10-weeks. Roger Broadie is based in the UK and will invoice UK participants $2000 plus UK VAT, participants in other countries will be invoiced $2000 with no VAT added. Mal Lee works out of Australia where there is the requirement to pay a GST (goods and services tax) of 10%.
To register email either Mal Lee – firstname.lastname@example.org or Roger Broadie – email@example.com – and they will invoice you. Please state which program you are registering for.
If you have colleagues who would benefit from involvement in the program attached is a PDF they can download.