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Educational Leadership in the Digital Age

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Grading: Letter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $125 + Course Fee: $249

Course Description:

School administrators are charged with leading their schools in a time of rapid change and ever-evolving digital technologies. It is imperative for school leaders to embrace innovative shifts in teaching and learning and incorporate emerging technologies and social media platforms to enhance their organization’s communications, collaborative efforts, and learning outcomes for students.


This eCourse will challenge administrators and school leaders to:

  • Understand the role of the principal/school leader as lead learner in the organization;
  • Become familiarized with ISTE’s NETS for Administrators as standards by which principals should strive to achieve digital age proficiencies;
  • Explore the ways in which a principal can establish a digital footprint and harness the power of social media and digital technologies to improve communications both within and beyond their school communities, including the use of blogging to both communicate with their school community and support reflective practice;
  • Learn to utilize the use of web tools such as Google Docs to provide opportunities for increased collaboration among stakeholders in the organization as well as tools for creativity and curation;
  • Study the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and professional development that support digital age learning;
  • Examine the transformation of pedagogy and supervision/evaluation practices supported by the use of digital tools;
  • Engage in self-driven project work, the completion of which will broaden participants’ comfort with and use of tools that will support their current work in schools.

About The Instructor

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and is in the dissertation phase of completing her doctorate in Educational Planning, Policy and Leadership at the College of William and Mary. 

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