Build transformational leadership using social media! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Filled with real-world experiences from leaders all over the country, you’ll build balanced and effective leadership skills, grow a network of support, and model your vision for a thriving community of learners. Includes a handy start-up guide to help busy principals: • Connect virtually with K-12 leaders • Model continuous learning • Close the gap of knowledge and experience between educators Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “With this book, Sinanis and Sanfelippo have written a well-researched, yet accessible guide to the how and why school administrators should embrace social media. This book will help school administrators who are still debating whether or not to be online jump into the waters.” ? —Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA
Chapter 4: Beyond Day to Day
Beyond Day to Day
Elementary Principal and Bammy Award Nominee Brad Gustafson embraces the mindset of connection, taking him beyond day to day and into an empowered learner. By virtue of being connected, he is able to interact with countless, caring educators across the country who are interested and available to offer support and perspective at a moment’s notice. He uses Voxer on a regular basis, while commuting to and from school. This fall, he wanted to do something special for his teachers as they came back for a new year. A quick question on Voxer led to a great conversation, which eventually turned into a “red carpet” event with upbeat music, food, fun, and a crowd of cheering kids! The ...