Part 1 – The 10 Day Challenge
“The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity; a network not of wires
but of people. Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world.”
An essential aspect of educational leadership today is fostering a faith based 21st century teaching and learning environment using the power of digital technologies. As highlighted in the recent Minisry Foundation Document on 21st Century Competencies, there is “emerging evidence on how to optimize learning, including the use of technological innovations to deepen and transform learning.” 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 Catholic learning environment. Digital leadership fosters the development of 21st Century Competencies through the Ontario Curriculum and the infusion of our Catholic Graduate Expectations.
CPCO is committed to building capacity for Catholic school leaders as they learn and prepare to lead in an digital age world. The 10 Day Challenges can help establish habits of “connecting, thinking, creating and sharing” in your journey as a connected learner and leader. Building an online presence will enhance your digital leadership skills as you connect with school-based and online professional learning communities to co-learn and collaborate using social media and digital tools.
1. Building Professional Learning Communities with Twitter
2. Getting connected for Learning and Learning
3. Learning & Leading with Digital Curation
4. Telling Your Story – Digital Curation
5. How Leaders Use Google Drive for Collaboration
6. How School Leaders Leverage the Power of Google Forms
7. Making Learning and Leading Visible Through Blogging
8. Developing Your Catholic Leadership Voice Through Blogging
9. Modelling and Promoting Digital Citizenship & Leadership
10. Reflecting on Digital Leadership
As you work through these challenges, think about the role of school leaders in creating a Catholic community of digital age learners and educators. How do you model social media and digital tools to communicate, collaborate and build healthy and respectful relationships?
In each challenge, you will see specific connections to the PQP curriculum content as well as two key leadership frameworks, The Ontario Catholic Leadership Framework (OCLF) and The International Standards for Technology Education for Administrators. The frameworks provide valuable guides on how leaders can support Catholic learning environments enhanced by digital technologies.
Please ensure that you review and follow the guidelines set out by your school board in regards to using social media and digital tools.