Effective Communication and Parent Engagement in a Digital World

School leaders play a vital role in creating opportunities for engaging and empowering parent involvement in their school communities. In this article, we look at how technology can expand the possibilities for effective communication and parental engagement Brian Coulson & Lou Paonessa How can school leaders leverage the power of technology to effectively communicate, connect and engage families in their

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Blogging with Kinderkids!

Kindergarten students at St. William School, WECDSB, dive into their inaugural coding experience! Sandwiched among the many responsibilities administrators have is the hope that innovation can be fostered at your site. Technology innovation can be a challenging minefield with multiple platforms (Apple, Microsoft, Google etc.), a formidable number of applications and wildly varying staff skill levels. My goal with this

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Modeling Collaboration and Communication Global Competencies as Administrators

  The opportunities afforded by digital technologies to increase communication, collaboration, and productivity are limitless. Allowing yourself to push past the anxiety of new technologies, diving into uncharted waters will be well worth the effort! In fact, it is a necessary step if we wish to realize the potential of our staffs and students. Our efforts to model new apps

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TELL Conference 2017: Helping Principals and Vice-Principals to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Technology

Every year, the TELL Conference promises to be bigger and better and this year was no exception.  Taking advantage of the fact that there are more Tech-Enabled Leaders among the ranks, this year featured an even wider more eclectic array of presenters and workshops for participants than in previous years. As always, administrators had opportunities to build leadership capacity as

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To Lead is to be Connected

In today’s digital world, the nature of leadership is changing. To be a leader is to be a learner and perhaps, the most vulnerable learner in the school. Being a connected Catholic school leader today involves taking risks in order to maximize influence in their schools, communities and beyond. For school leaders, it’s no longer a question of “are you

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