Help Your Administrators Become Leaders

A discussion about growing management into leadership.

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Agree or disagree:

Meaningful change can only come from the top.

3 conditions...

  • The need for change must be recognized.

  • The desire for change must be present.

  • The path for change must be possible.

Agree or disagree:

Professional growth and development is as important for administrators as it is for teachers.

The purpose of PD...

  • Skills development

  • Forming connections

  • Collaboration

  • Is it “what you know” or “how you grow”?

Agree or disagree:

In schools, administrators must be the primary agent of change.

Alone = Impossible

Teachers will lead when they have:

  • Autonomy

  • Purpose

  • Time

Agree or disagree:

All meaningful change involves risk and failure.

Taking risks

  • Failure is a requirement of learning.

  • Nothing risked = nothing gained.

  • “That’s how we’ve always done it…”

Agree or disagree:

The use of modern technology and communication tools fundamentally changes the roles of students, teachers, and administrators.

The role of technology

  • Definition of “technology” is based on change.

  • “Tech” decisions should be “Learning” decisions.

  • Leaders must understand “Why”.

Agree or disagree:

Social media is an essential element of the learning process.

The role of social media

  • Culture is changing at a fundamental level.

  • Blocking social media does not change this.

  • Social media can work FOR you or AGAINST you.

Agree or disagree:

Positive school culture, growth, and improvement requires a shared, common vision.

Communicating vision

  • Leadership is meaningless without a destination.

  • Successful organizations start with “Why”

  • “Who, what and how” are the steps to get to “Why”

Future discussion topics

  • “Control” issues

  • Dealing with negativity & factions

  • Prioritizing efforts & resources

  • Serving “at risk” students

Future discussion topics

  • Dealing with failure

  • Showing your humanity

  • Forming partnerships

  • Building teams through diversity

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Dave Evertson, Technology Director, Cozad Community Schools

dave.evertson@cozadschools.net

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Bill Beckenhauer, Principal, Cozad High School

bill.beckenhauer@cozadschools.net

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Thank you!

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