1. Build global collaboration
2. Deal with overwhelming
amounts of information
3. Be self-directed
Just as we heard from the university
faculty, teachers must understand that
every student is a teacher and every
teacher is a learner.
Leadership in New Zealand focuses
on learning from multiple perspec-
tives, including those of the Ministry
of Education, school staff, students,
their families, and communities. At
every level is a vision for the future
built on community relationships,
transparent expectations, collabora-
tion, communication, and self-regu-
lation. School leaders, such as Russell
Burt at Pt. England School in Auck-
land, shared their strategies of working
with people in the communities who
are dependent to make them more
interdependent. This vision of learn-
ing—inclusive of the community—
empowers teachers and students as
they see how their learning contrib-
utes to the community both within
and beyond the school setting. What a
great lesson for how to look at leader-
ship for learning!
Sarah McPherson is chair of
the Instructional Technology
program in the School of Education at New York Institute of
Technology and the president
Christ’s College: www.christscollege.com/
Discovery 1 School: www.discovery1.school.nz
Learning@School conference: www.core-ed.
ULearn conference: www.core-ed.org/ulearn
Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti school: http://
Arlene Borthwick is associate dean of the National College of Education at National- Louis University in Chicago and a past president of SIGTE.
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