ICT Leadership for Education Managers
Information leadership: Managing ICT resources (Module 3: Workshop 1)
Schools at present operate largely as separate worlds. Staff work long hours and have relatively little contact with other schools and school systems. Effective transformation requires leadership and vision to connect schools in a networked age, to expose teachers to 'the bigger picture', and to work collaboratively within and outside the school. That is, leadership is needed to make the school a place which mirrors the global world environment which students will enter, and which encourages and supports students and teachers to move beyond today's physical boundaries of the school.
Strategic Analysis: Improving Teaching and Learning in Australian School Education through the use of ICT. (1999).
» Curtin, ACT: LifeLong Learning Associates.
It is striking how similar teaching situations and challenges are around the world. The extent to which individual schools succeed is largely dependent on the information leadership that principals can provide.
Is ICT central to curriculum development in your whole-school improvement plan?
How well are teachers in your school supported in their use of ICT through continuing professional development, ready access to ICT resources and technical support?
By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:
- Conduct and reflect on a visual attitude self-assessment.
- Analyse ICT integration practice.
- Plan specific actions to improve ICT integration in your school.
- Articulate a personal ICT vision for your school.
- Reflect on school ICT policy.
- Manipulate a school ICT budget.
Workshop questions: Can ICT be managed equitably?
Can I provide information leadership?
|1||Attitudes (20 min)
» View the visual attitude chart
» View the Teacher Attitude Survey
|2||Information leadership (40 min)
An information leadership 'equation' considers a whole school ICT approach to information use through three key domains - information literacy, information policy and knowledge management
» View the ICT Integration worksheet
» View the trainer presentation
» View the course workbook (first time only)
» Information Leadership
|3||Vision (45 min)
|4||ICT Policy (30 min)
A policy can be used to communicate the vision to the school community, and to explain the beliefs that underpin it. A policy explains what is intended to happen and the process through which it will happen.
Your school ICT vision should be a shared vision and your policy should be a participatory process.
» View the trainer presentation on ICT Policy.
» ICT Policy guidelines
» The NAACE Self-review Framework
|5||Budget (45 min)
||» View the budget file|
|6||Community of principals
Join the Partners in Learning Network and find a community of principals online.
|» Go to the Partners in Learning Network|
Related scenarios» Issues regarding effective use of ICT resources
» School ICT learning programmes
» School ICT readiness