When was the last time you asked a group of District education leaders how they would like a full-days professional engagement to be delivered?
- What will make it worth their time?
- What will really annoy them?
I asked the question a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to share their collective voices.
|What will make this Leadership Workshop worth your time?|
|If using technology, link technology with how it is used in context- not a demo or walk through….just as part of the session flow.
Give me practical ideas to take back to the district not things I have to buy first.
|I’d like to get some tools for data gathering or evaluation . I want to see recent relevant examples of successful and measurable change.|
|I want time to get to know the others in the room, their context, pain points and successes. I want opportunities to continue the conversation after the event.|
|I want more collaborative discussion regarding ed tech and innovation. Understand and connect w/ successes and struggles of others around positive change.|
|I want to be motivated and I want examples.|
|What don’t you want?|
|I don’t want to sit and listen all day…I want interactivity. All participants said they were here to LEARN by talking, doing, thinking, sharing and reflecting.|
|I don’t want to be bored or leave ‘empty’…follow up with additional case studies, research and opportunities were promised.|
|I don’t want to be discouraged (note: Some approaches ‘problematize’ education and place people in a deficit frame of mind)|
|I don’t want sessions focused on specific products or a sales pitch (note: Some said ‘I don’t make purchasing decisions, I influence them)|
|I don’t want to be bored.|
So, there you go!
If you don’t ask, you don’t know.