I was assigned Dangerously Irrelevant which discusses Technology, Leadership, and the Future of School.
Dr. McLeod has a PHD. and is currently servicing as a director of Innovation for Prairie Lake Area Education Agency 8 in Iowa. He is also the founding Director of UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education. You can also check him out on Twitter @mcleodreads.
I commented on blog post Teach Students Higher Order or Critical Thinking Skills? Not if Texas Republicans have their way. Dr. McLeod talks about how Texas chooses not hold education at the highest importance. This was my comment for this blog post, My name is Angelia Gafford and I'm a student of the University of South Alabama. I am taking a class this summer EDM310. I would like to think we want to make sure our students are developing critical and higher order thinking skills. As a future educator, I want my students to embrace learning and become as my professor Dr. Strange would say, "Life Long Learners". This new information was completely shocking to me.
Dr. McLeod is taking a 1 year leave of absence from the University of Kentucky starting July 1. He will be serving in Iowa as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lake Area Education Agency 8. He will be focusing on resourcing and supporting the 45 innovated school districts that the AEA serves. I commented, Congratulations, the more technology is used in our classroom, the more our students will benefit. We all need to be able to effectively use technology in all classrooms.