But this year's TLI ended with a special treat for the attendees. Perhaps no educator's voice has been louder with regards to the use of mobile devices and social media in schools than Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey and winner of the 2012 NASSP Digital Principal Award. Eric and the TLI leadership team were kind enough to allow us to record his presentation "Harnessing the Power of Social Media" to share with all of you.
Eric hit on a number of points that schools today must consider. He discussed how learners themselves have changed and how we need to create schools that address these new types of learners. He also highlighted social media and BYOD policies as huge game changers for how he was able to help New Milford grow into one of the leading, most innovative high schools in the country. To see the full set of our notes on Eric's presentation, you can check them out here.
The video above is just a sample of the excellent opportunities that the TLI provides to educators in our region. We would strongly recommend that all districts who aren't already participating in the program reach out to John Hall to find out how your organization can become part of this program. We'd all agree that it is one of the best professional development opportunities we are exposed to each year and provides an excellent "bang for your buck."
To see Scholastic Administr@tor Magazine's profile of Eric, click the picture below: