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Wednesday, January 23 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Social Media and School Leadership: Powerful Tools and Strategies for Title I Leaders
Social media has exploded in education. We can't ignore it, and efforts to ban it from schools are mostly unsuccessful. In fact, hand-held devices, such as smart phones, promise to reduce the "digital divide" for poor students and their families. This session examines the productive role of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, and dozens more) in school leadership, and addresses the challenges of using it effectively and safely with staff, students and the community.

The session addresses three major topics: social media for school leadership and community relations, social media as an instructional tool that promises true individualization, and dealing with the challenges and pitfalls of social media in schools. Presenters use real-world examples from Title I schools to show how social media can improve teaching, learning and leadership. Participants will receive links to blogs, websites and other digital resources to help use social media for leadership in their own schools.

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Howard Johnston

Howard Johnston is Prof of Sec Ed at the Univ of South Florida. He has 150 published works and more than 2,000 presentations in all 50 United States and more than a dozen countries. He has received top awards from several organizations, including NASSP and NMSA.
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Ronald Williamson

Ron Williamson was Exec Dir of Instruction for Ann Arbor (MI) Schools, and Exec Dir of the Nat Midd School Assn. He has been teacher, principal, and is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in principal development. Widely published, he has authored both books and articles on... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Delta Ballroom C