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Principally Speaking, Social Media
Cultivating 21st Century Instructional Leaders
Melissa Shields, Etowah County Schools
Closing the Achievement Gap (2015)
Closing Achievement Gap 2015.pptx
CLASSROOM ROUNDS EXERCISE
Classroom Rounds Tool
K-12 Rounds Form (print-friendly).doc
Don't Beat a Dead Horse
6 People You Need in Your Corner
"Call Me, Maybe" Back to School Video for Teachers
The Central Office wanted the teachers and students to know that we can participate in project-based lessons too. This video was shared on the first day of our district-wide inservice called "Institute" coming back from the summer. The teachers loved it. The video features our superintendent, CFO, accountants, district administrators, lunchroom managers, and other CO staff.
Etowah County's Current Web Presence
Etowah County Schools
District Employee Facebook (Closed Group):
District PD Wiki:
District PD Ning:
District Edmodo: Etowah County Schools
Etowah County School District
Top Teacher Websites
ENGAGE ACLD PLU (Description of Activities) :
Published articles about our ENGAGE initiative:
"Cultivating 21st Century Leaders"
"Principals, Meet Facebook"
"How Schools Get PD Done"
Principals, Meet Facebook -
ENGAGE Discussion #1: What do you find are your weaknesses in regard to your role as a 21st Century school leader? What are your strengths?
ENGAGE Discussion #2: What are you doing as the instructional leader to encourage 21st Century teaching and/or learning at your school?
ENGAGE Discussion #3: Name a technology, lesson, or Web 2.0 tool that you feel has made a significant impact at your school in preparing students with the "3 R's" (Relevance, Readiness, and Rigor)?
ENGAGE Discussion #4: What 21st Century technologies and/or Web 2.0 tools would like to see more of in your classrooms this year? Why?
Etowah County Social Media Guidelines
Principals were given Flip cameras and 30 minutes to create a video about why parents should send students to their schools. Principals got in groups, according to their school communities and wrote the scripts, performed, and uploaded their videos to our PD Ning within 45 minutes.
Current ECBOE Initiative
We Teach and Learn - Cheerleaders from all six high schools greet ECBOE teachers for August Inservice and perform the "perfect cheer."
This was our district's Student Services Director's (Dr. Kim Mintz) idea!
Technology Professional Development
ECBOE Summer Technology Symposium
We offered two sessions a day, Monday-Thursday the month of June. Over 25 sessions were offered, and over 400 ECBOE teachers attended. For a complete listing of all session, see
live audience poll
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Unblocking Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest....it's okay, you can do it.
As an administrator, do you consider yourself of aware? Can you see the forest AND the trees?
Previous Conference Sessions
ISTE - San Antonio, 2013 & SSA Fall Conference, 2013
(Keynote) W-TETA, Tennessee 2013 (PPT)
Tennessee Tech Conference.pptx
Principally Speaking 2012 (PPT
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