Strategies For Improvement
School improvement is the responsibility of all educational leaders, whether at the school level or central office. I have a particular interest in how technology can be leveraged to improve school communities by providing access and analysis of data, improving student engagement, and teachers growth.
Strategies for School Improvement
When a new educational leader enters a division, their approach to entry can have significant implications for school improvement. I prepared a 90 day entry plan for the role of educational technology specialist, who directly supports the Supervisor of Educational Technology.
Strategies for Monitoring School Progress
Using tools like Formative or Mastery Connect, administrators can view student progress on a digital dashboard in real time. This is one of the ways I think technology can be leveraged to improve schools. In my coursework I evaluated Lexia Core 5, another tech tool that has a digital dashboard administrators can use in measuring school improvement.
Strategies for a Positive School Culture
School communities can exist online as well as in the school building. During the pandemic, I, along with three other Instructional Technology Coaches in Prince William County, created a Facebook community of Prince William County Teachers supporting each other in using technology while remote teaching. The group had 3,000 members. You can learn more in my ISTE portfolio. (Artifact 2)
Strategies for Supervising and Improving Instruction
Supervising instruction is far more than managing people, it is an integral element of school improvement. In my Supervision coursework, I went through a simulated experience with a novice teacher at my school. The experience included observation, feedback and a mock professional improvement plan.
Professional Leadership Meetings
I regularly participate in professional leadership meetings with the following organizations:
-VSTE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
-ISTE Certified Educator Meet-Ups
-Canva K-12 Advisory Council
-Microsoft Educator Expert Community
-Google Innovator, Trainer, and Coach Community