Never look into how someone else files digital documents or you could go mad. Being both physically sanitary with devices and capable of naming, tagging, and filing student work so it can be found again is part of a new set of Standards. There’s also an etiquette to online personas new to the majority of America’s students.
For over a hundred years, students have been regimented into grades and classes and sameness of teacher-led instruction. What are their responsibilities now that more asynchronous learning, the wide-open internet and non-linear courseware learning is afoot? Transitioning from only doing-as-told to initiating digital responsibilities is the new chasm to cross.
These administrators have interesting problems, no doubt many of the same problems you face at home in your own school or district. But even more interesting are the solutions they present. You won’t want to miss a single minute of this fast paced whirlwind of a discussion – but be ready to take copious notes – you may find many of the answers you’ve been searching for, right here.
Perhaps one of the greatest strengths of the modern leader is empathy. As a leader, do we have empathy for the many circumstances that are taking place in the lives of our teachers, students, their parents and members of our communities?
Kaweeda G. Adams, Superintendent for the City School District of Albany leads a rich, frank and detail-laden discussion on the lessons learned as the digital transition progressed through the rigors of the pandemic
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