Introducing Part Two of the 10 Day Challenge
“The digital world can be an environment rich inhumanity; a network not of wires but of people. Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world.”
Pope Francis, 2014
The 10 Day Challenge – Part Two
The recently released Ontario Ministry of Education document on 21st Century Competencies (2015) indicates there is “emerging evidence on how to optimize learning, including the use of technological innovations to deepen and transform learning.” In many ways, the 21st century competencies identified in this document are deeply rooted in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.
For our Catholic school communities, this involves providing opportunities for students to develop excellence in critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration in a faith-based context that will strengthen their Catholic character and their understanding of global citizenship. Catholic School leaders play a critical role in this transformation process by modelling the effective use of technology in their daily practice and by cultivating a digital age learning environment. The Ten Day Challenge is one of many in initiatives sponsored by CPCO to build capacity for Catholic school and aspiring leaders as they learn and prepare to lead in a digital age world.
The 10 Day Challenges are intended to establish habits of “connecting, thinking, creating and sharing” in your journey as a connected learner and leader. The first set of 10 Day Challenges build capacity for becoming a connected learner and leader. They provide opportunities to explore and interact with a variety online professional learning communities while learning to use and apply various digital and social media tools as a co-learner and leader in your daily practice. The second set of 10 Day Challenges continue to provide opportunities to build capacity for leadership skills as a connected leader for a digital age Catholic learning community.
In each Challenge, you will see specific connections to the key leadership frameworks, The Ontario Catholic Leadership Framework (OCLF) and The International Standards for Technology Education for Administrators (ISTE). The frameworks provide valuable guides on how leaders can support Catholic learning environments enhanced by digital technologies.