Name of Organization:

Global School Leaders

Number of Participants:

4

Country:

California - USA

Country:

California - USA

Key Insights:

This conversation is about the new world of online professional development and sharing our experiences and tips for other organizations that may be training school leaders, or other educators.

The top three takeaways from the conversation are:

  1. Technology is here to stay as a tool in professional development. It takes investment in both organizational capacity to implement such programs as well as patience and creativity to get educators up to speed on using different kinds of technology. But we have broken through the barrier of technology as a hurdle that has to be overcome.
  2. Technology can help in promoting new ideas of the responsibilities of school leaders. Using technology, school leaders reoriented their approach to students to make sure that they are safe and learning. It has reoriented relationships between leaders and teachers and parents. And it has opened up new possibilities for school leaders about how education can happen within their school and outside of it.
  3. Technology is a huge driving force for scale. It allows organizations to move into new geographies and have much bigger cohort sizes. At the same time, it makes organizations systematize training content and processes which makes replicating and scaling easier.