Over the past couple of days I have been preparing a presentation for K-12 Principals entitled "Harnessing the Power of Educational Technology" (I'll share more about this at a later time). I must say that I have been quite impressed with myself as I decided to create the entire full day presentation using Google Sites. During what seemed to be countless hours of tweaking presentations, searching for videos, and deciding what content I wanted to cover I found myself reflecting on my growth as a leader and learner. The paradigm shifts that I have experienced are nothing but amazing. My passion for helping all students succeed and taking my staff where they need to be has always been there, but my immersion in the world of web 2.0 has provided constant fuel to become better at what I do.
Change in education tends to be evasive and not sustainable. All to often entire educational organizations are comfortable with the status quo and if it isn't broke don't fix it mentality. The honest truth though is the our system is broken and it is up to us to be open to new ideas, give up control, and work together to meet the diverse needs of today's learner. Some might think that this is not possible, to difficult, ore requires an extensive amount of time. These experiences and reflections I just shared prove that we all have the capacity no matter our position to transform our system of education one little piece at a time.