The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has announced the availability of Participatory Culture: Building Blocks for School Leaders, an online suite of resources aimed at bolstering Web 2.0 leadership and advocacy among school administrators. The online suite is designed for use by superintendents, principals, chief technology/information officers (CTOs/CIOs), technology directors and curriculum directors.
Participatory Culture: Building Blocks for School Leaders is composed of the following three resources:
* Leading with Web 2.0: A guide to building capacity of school administrators to be effective users of new digital media and advocates for using Web 2.0 applications in their districts
* Learning with Web 2.0: A toolkit with resources for school administrators to engage faculty, staff and parents in conversations about Web 2.0-enabled participatory learning
* Transformative Leadership with Web 2.0: An assessment tool to help school administrators evaluate their adoption and use of Web 2.0 tools for 21st century learning and to find online sources to expand their own capability
The launch of the online suite of resources comes of the heels of the release of " Web 2.0 as a Force for School Transformation: A Tale of Six Districts," the second in a series of four monographs from the 2010 CoSN Compendium. The newly released monograph details how six school districts are advancing participatory culture through Web 2.0 tools and a reexamination of policies and practices.
The Participatory Culture: Building Block for School Leaders online suite of resources is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by the following sponsors: AT&T, Cisco Systems, Inc., eChalk, Edutopia, Gartner, Global Scholar, Lightspeed Systems, Lenovo, nGenera, Pearson, SAS, Schoolwires, Inc., and SmartTechnology ULC.
To learn more about these resources: visit www.cosn.org/Initiatives/Web2/BuildingBlocks/tabid/7283/Default.aspx.
Source: Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). www.cosn.org