I just read David Warlick’s article about Flat Classrooms in a Flattening World. What an exciting way to get district and school administrators educated about Web 2.0 and to get them talking about how to use these tools in their schools! I am going to share this idea with our district leaders and try to do something similar. Of course, this is where it gets tricky. I have to find a way to get my peers as excited about spending time and resources on this professional development as I am.
I am convinced that if we are to become a District 2.0, I have to start with the administrators and help these Digital Immigrants (myself included) get to the point where using Web 2.0 resources becomes the natural and logical solution to many problems. If they can model using these collaborative tools in their daily work, presentations, and meetings, teachers will ask questions and some will begin to follow. Like our students, we need to help our educators become immersed in the Web 2.0 universe so that they can begin to better understand how to help our students learn in the world in which they will one day work.