|District leaders investigate the use of technology, the Internet and social media in self-directed professional learning of teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. They review the research on adult learning related to personalized, self-directed learning, and to outside of education to identify models in other sectors.
||District leaders build on key research studies and the opportunities that digital and social media present to today’s education professionals as they conceptualize shared ownership and responsibility for professional learning. They build scenarios for a preferred future, identifying the policy, practice, and cultural shifts their district will need to implement personalized learning successfully for all education professionals.
||District leaders formulate a plan for shared ownership and responsibility of professional growth based on their investigations, research, and their preferred future scenarios. They pilot the new approach within a limited number of current programs, evaluate, and adjust the plan through lessons learned.
||District leaders model the innovative use of technology, eLearning, and social media in the professional learning offered through the district. They do the same as they take ownership of their own professional growth, in part by engaging in self-directed professional learning networks on a daily basis. They formally adopt policies and procedures and set expectations for shared ownership and responsibility of professional learning among all education professionals in the district and build the capacity of all leaders in the district to implement the plan using established policies and procedures.