The Networked Educational Leader: Leading 21st Century Educational Communities

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: George Couros

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Mar 08, 2011 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Mar 15, 2011 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Mar 22, 2011 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
$75.00 (CAD)
$100.00 (CAD) (Videoconference Site)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 11-TI-278
Focus: Educational Leadership Technology Integration

Target Audience

Superintendents, jurisdiction and school-based administrators, instructional leaders, program/technology directors and coordinators

About this Learning Opportunity

To register for the Calgary (CRC) face-to-face session on Thursday, March 3, 2011, registration information available at

To register for the Grande Praire (NRLC) face-to-face session on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, registration information available at

Please note that you must be logged in to your NRLC profile account to complete your registration.

As educational leaders, instructional leader is just one of the many roles that we are expected to fulfill. Finding a way to balance and share resources with staff can become much easier through the power of social media. Using Web 2.0 tools such as social bookmarking sites, blogs, and Twitter, has made it much easier to learn and share with others. As educational leaders, we can leverage the power of social media to better serve our school communities by sharing information with staff, increasing transparency and opening conversations with our parent/student community, while also learning from other educational leaders from all over the world.

In this series, George Couros will help you to build your own professional learning network and to leverage social media to enhance learning within your learning community, while also building relationships both with your local community and educators/administrators from all over the world. Having a solid understanding of social networks will not only help you as an educational leader, but will help to lead your school community in the 21st century.

This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.

About the Facilitator

George Couros is a Principal in Stony Plain, AB with a K-6 school that also houses a K-12 program to serve students with differentiated needs. He is a motivational workshop presenter in areas of successful technology integration in the classroom including the use of social media and digital citizenship. He has also several years as a technology integration coordinator for several schools and has used the power of Professional Learning Networks to not only connect with the three sites he oversees in different areas, but to also help connect his own teaching staff to other passionate educators around the world. You can learn more about George on his own professional blogfolio located at