STOW, OHIO—February 3, 2012–Highland Elementary School Principal Meghan Graziano recently joined Western Reserve Public Media’s Administrators Breakfast Club program where she will collaborate with colleagues from eight area counties, focusing on issues of technology leadership, as well as 21st century technology skills and learning in the classroom.
“Technology and 21st century skills are constantly changing, and I am excited to work in partnership with other area educational professionals and gain insight into what is happening in a multitude of buildings and classrooms in other school districts,” said Graziano.
The group of school principals will meet monthly throughout June to brainstorm and discuss applications that can be implemented in the classroom. A major component of the program includes administrators provide a system to integrate practices and meet the learning needs of students.
Graziano will have the opportunity to introduce a new teaching technique at Highland Elementary through classroom instruction and share results of its implementation with program members. Western Reserve Public Media has appointed a 21st century learning consultant to advise the group.
The three main goals of the program are: train administrators on the implementation of 21st century skills in the classroom; provide administrators with the knowledge they need to keep pace with emerging classroom technologies, application of technology and maintain ongoing professional learning; and build an ongoing professional learning community with administrators and staff, providing assistance in identifying technology application and resources specific to student learning needs.
The program is funded through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. For more information on the Administrators Breakfast Club program, visit www.westernreservepublicmedia.org/education/index.htm.
The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District is rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education, an honor held by 215 districts out of 613 statewide. For more information, visit www.smfschools.org, follow updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smfschools or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/st_jones4.
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