21st Century Instructional Leaders

Dr. Melissa Shields, NBCTmshields@alsde.edu / @mjshields

PPT (Jackson County Schools - July 2017)

Article for Discussion: "Defining 21st Century Learning" (January 2017)


Classroom Rounds Tool

Sample High School History Classroom
Authentic Learning (PBL) Classroom Observation Document
Print-Friendly Version

Vertical Classroom Studies

Alabama Data-Friendly Resource Website

Classroom Rounds (Walkthroughs) Resources Aligned to CIP

Listed below are the "Classroom Rounds" tools that can be used to document student learning, CIP progress, and cognitive coaching strategies. Each school's principal and CIP coordinator may edit or update the forms, as needed for their schools. These forms are not punitive in nature; rather, the observer documents the evidence that occurs or is visible (as opposed to what is not). Feedback on online forms can be immediately provided to teachers and principals.

Online Forms - Responses are fed into a Google Spreadsheet and Graph
(Contact Melissa Shields if you would like a editable copy shared with you)

Elementary Rounds Online Form
Secondary Rounds Online Form

Sample Response Graph

Excerpt of Graph Data

Hard-Copy/Print-Friendly Versions
Open Response
Criteria Response

Effective Strategies and John Hattie

Hattie Ranking: 195 Influences And Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement

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"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.
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Poll Everywhere

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I think there is a world market for maybe five computers...
Everything that can be invented, has been...

As an administrator, do you consider yourself of aware? Can you see the forest AND the trees?
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Principals Podcasting

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.

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Tech-Savvy Teacher - Back to School

Etowah County Social Media Guidelines
School District Facebook Photo Album - Post Best Practices
Sample Google Doc Collaborative Lesson Plans

Previous Conference Sessions
ISTE - San Antonio, 2013 & SSA Fall Conference, 2013
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(Keynote) W-TETA, Tennessee 2013 (PPT)
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Principally Speaking 2012 (PPT)
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