Part 1 of 2: This podcast is a recording of a presentation by Wesley Fryer on June 16, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at the summer administrative leadership conference for Northeast ISD. This was a 2+ hour presentation, so the recordings have been separated into two parts. See the podcast shownotes for links to referenced videos and resources. (Audio from shared videos has been edited out of this recording.) The session description was: Much of the world has gone digital, so must learning at school. Creativity is vital, and good leadership matters. Stagnant, accomodation-level technology integration makes technology investments in our schools a waste of money. School leaders can and should encourage teachers to use digital learning tools in transformative ways to open new doors of opportunity for students as well as parents. By focusing on creating, communicating / sharing, and collaborating, principals can help develop a shared instructional vocabularly with teachers which is focused on student engagement. Without creation, there can be no creativity. How will you let your students create? How will you give students choices? How will your students teach the curriculum? These are essential questions to ask together with teachers, as we seek to effectively (and legally) “talk with media / pictures” and leverage the constructive power of digital media tools for learning inside and outside the classroom.

Show Notes:

  1. Part 2 of this presentation shared as an audio podcast
  2. Referenced videos and links
  3. Presentation slides and videos on SlideShare

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4 Responses to Podcast350: Leading Schools with Digital Vision in a Bubblesheet World (part 1 of 2)

  1. Martha Yim says:

    I have just read your listened to your podcast as part of Dr. Strange’s EDM 310 class.It was very exciting to hear such a wonderful speaker discussing technology in our schools. I laughed out loud at some parts and thoroughly enjoyed the entire podcast. It is wonderful to hear that there is a huge movement concerning creativity. Sir Ken Robinson’s lecture at the TED conference was wonderful. I look forward to more great podcasts.

    As part of my class assignment I will be summarizing my visits to your blog with a post on my blog on June 30.

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  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know you found the audio recording worthwhile, Martha! I’m honored Dr. Strange is recommending my podcasts. 🙂

    Sir Ken Robinson will be one of MANY great speakers addressing creativity at the World Creativity Forum in Oklahoma City this coming November. I had seen his “Schools Kill Creativity” TedTalk a few years ago, and that may be the one you’ve seen too. TED recently released a follow-up presentation to that one titled, “Bring on the Learning Revolution” which is also great.

    I heard Sir Ken in person in February 2009 at the ITSC conference in Portland, and that was a real thrill. He inspires me to take action to promote creativity, and that is what our Storychasers project is all about. It’s so wonderful to empower others to creatively share their voices and perspectives with technology, and to make time to listen to those ideas.

    I wish you the best of luck in your educational career! There’s so much we can learn and share together!

  3. Martha Yim says:

    Mr. Fryer,

    Thank you for the second Sir Ken Robinson video it was just as wonderful as the first. My brother was actually working the TED conference the first year that Sir Ken Robinson was there. I look forward to more interesting topics to come.

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