— Gerald Aungst (@geraldaungst) January 29, 2012
Amid getting ready for baby girl #2, I was able to jump in and out of the conversations at Educon 2.4 via twitter and the live stream. The particular tweet from Gerald Aungst came during George Couros and Patrick Larkin‘s “So You’re Connected … Now What?” conversation around their Connected Principals initiative.
Now I’m not interested in hiring processes from a school’s perspective as much as I am from a candidate’s perspective. What do you do when the school or district you are applying to (or considering) is not connected?
Is it a warning flag when a school has little more than an schoolworld site? No obvious teacher websites? No online presence of its own? Or is it an opportunity to bring those tools into a district, build on the pockets of teachers who are dabbling, thrust the school into the world of social media?
Or do you, as George puts it, weed them out?