Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: Change Management and Distributed Leadership

Led by Nancy Mangum, Shayla Rexrode, and Mary Ann Wolf

Leading a transition to personalized and digital learning requires school leaders who are able to set a vision for this change and establish a culture that supports this vision. We will be leading you in discussions on the following topics:

  • What are the change management strategies that work or don't work in schools?
  • How do you craft a vision and a culture that supports that vision?
  • What team dynamics lead to successful educational change?
  • What stories do you all bring of successful and unsuccessful implementation, and what can we learn from them?

The Friday Institute is part of NC State's College of Education. The institute conducts research and cross-sector collaboration between education, government and private industries, and empowers educators and students to be forward-thinking learners and leaders who meet the challenges of a global knowledge society.

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Date: Thursday, January 11

Time: 8:00PM Eastern/5:00PM Pacific time

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The session leaders have written the Harvard University Press book Leading Personalized and Digital Learning, A Framework for Implementing School Change.

The Friday Institute's Educational Innovation Series

Note, this series has three sessions, January 11, February 13, and March 6.

You only need to register once, we will send you instructions the day before each session.

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Mary Ann Wolf, PhD is the Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. She began her career in education as a 5th grade teacher and has worked with national, state, district, and school leaders across the country in building capacity for personalized and digital learning. he was previously the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and spent many years in DC advocating for the importance of digital and personalized learning to meet the needs of each student. Mary Ann was a member of the NAEP Technology Literacy Assessment steering committee.

Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum is the Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. Nancy is passionate about helping educators create learning environments that empower all students and ignite their passion for learning and teaching. She leads several projects at the Friday Institute including the Digital Leaders Coaching Network, the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Program and Leading Schools Project. Nancy is a contributor to the National Future Ready Summits sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education as a content developer and summit lead facilitator.

Shayla Rexrode is a Professional Learning and Leadership Scholar at The Friday Institute and has been an avid supporter of K-12 education for over 17 years. Prior to joining The Friday Institute, she was a classroom teacher, district administrator and has served as a digital consultant with SMART Technologies and most recently as an Education Partnership Manager with Discovery Education. Shayla has led customized professional learning opportunities for teachers, coaches, and school and district leaders, while also engaging with district and school leaders to strategically plan for the transition to personalized and digital learning.