In chapter ten of Transforming Ice Age Schools, we call for leaders to unite in their efforts to #Melttheglacier. Our essential question, "How do we recruit others for this cause?" is supported with discreet action steps for all leaders who value the need for school school transformation.
This week, we virtually connected with a Superintendent from Cresco, Iowa who is doing his part to expand his reach, learn with others, and lead the way. John C. Carver from Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools embodies the advice in our book of enlisting leadership, expanding your PLN, networking, and advocating for change. #2020Howard-Winn is a district on the move. They are an Apple Distinguished District, a District of Distinction, and Future Ready.
Check out these Future Ready Videos from Howard-Winn:
*Culture Shift Towards Future Ready Change
*Leveraging External Partnerships
*Personalized Student Learning Tied to Passion
*Attaining Broadband District Wide
For these and countless other noteworthy accomplishments, we'd like to express a huge Leadership Shout-Out to John C. Carver and his team from Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools.
Contact us with other leaders worthy of a Transforming Ice Age Schools "Leadership Shout-Out" to be featured in our blog.
January 21 is right around the corner. We will continue our Twitter chats in 2016. The first Twitter topic opportunity of the new year is about the heart of our book. "Innovative Student Learning". Our dialog will enlighten leaders about useful strategies and approaches for to identify when students are in classrooms where learning is innovative and instruction is facilitative. Be sure to join us for this most important conversation from 5-6:00 PM, January 21, 2016. We invite you to prepare for the conversation by reading Chapters 5 and 6 of Transforming Ice Age schools. Thank you again to our #melttheglacier colleagues who have joined our recent Twitter chats last year focused on 21st century school transformation. We've enjoyed your candid comments and forward thinking leadership. We can't melt the educational glacier without you!
For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to participate yet, it's not too late. As part of a year long book study on Transforming Ice Age Schools, we will continue to pose thought provoking questions aimed at leadership needed for school transformation.
Save the date for the following Twitter chats and topics:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Innovative Student Learning
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Student Products and Assessments
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 The Physical Environment
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Monitoring the Transformation
Thursday, June 2, 2016 Leaders Unite!
New to Twitter chats and need some in person support? Those living in Southern California are welcome to join us for dinner and tips. Sign up here to attend: http://www.ncpdf.org/pdf/Twitter%20Sessions%20flyer.pdf