Forest Hills School District
Administration Building
7550 Forest Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45255


Twitter Responses for Administrators

“Setting the Stage: ‘Shift Happens’”
- Through a series of interactive presentations and wide ranging conversations, we’ll learn about the “Seismic Shifts” the Web is generating around the world, and look at the implications for teaching, learning and leading. We’ll be joined by expert voices from around the globe as we lay the groundwork for thinking about change.

Today's Agenda

7:30 - Registration & Refreshment

8:00 - General Welcome, Introductions and Context

8:10 - Overview of Powerful Learning Practice Model
Powerful Learning Practice offers a unique opportunity for educators to participate in a long-term, job-embedded professional development program that immerses them in 21st Century learning environments. A quick overview of the PD model your teachers are experiencing and how this will impact student achievement in your schools.

8:40 - Leaders of Change- Will Richardson
Practical steps for the 21st Century Administrator to implement the shifts needed in an era of a fast changing learning landscape. This is for the leader who gets the why but needs to think through the how.

9:30 - Break

9:40 - Panel Discussion in Elluminate with Thought Leaders from the Blogosphere - The 21st Century Leader
Participants will learn about and discuss ideas for the qualities of leadership that are necessary to begin and sustain change within schools. Discussions will include practical guidance for assessing schools and envisioning how leaders can e ffectively using technology across all functions of a school system to optimize benefits in learning, teaching and school operations.

10:45 - Leading in the 21st Century: Collaborative Action Plans - Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

If using technology is so easy, why is implementation so difficult? Preparing students for the 21st Century calls for collective action of all stakeholders and this workshop looks at the steps needed to build momentum and garner buy-in from the entire school community. Participants will discuss ways to plan collectively and strategically for the future, develop a professional development plan for 21st Century skill building, and make sure all students have equitable access to a 21st century education.

12:00 - 12:45- Lunch

12:45 - Community of Learners - Tools and Strategies- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
How do we promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning among all teachers in our schools? As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the 'real world' of teaching and learning, virtual exchanges, online mentoring and other Web-based environments will play increasingly important roles in educational reform. The "new" Web affords us an amazing opportunity to pursue our passions within online communities of like-minded learners from around the globe. And at the core of this challenge is how well we realize the potentials of today's emerging technologies in our own professional and personal learning practice as educational leaders.

1:45 - Networked learners - Tools and Strategies
Learning in the 21st Century is all about networks and the connections we can make to other learners and teachers both in our communities and around the globe. But being literate in this new learning environment requires more than knowing how to read and write. It requires us to edit, publish, collaborate, create and connect in the process of building our own personal learning spaces. How do we build our own networks in effective, ethical and safe ways? We’ll explore the growing importance of “network literacy” in our learning lives.

3:00- Next Steps