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Technology Leadership: PLNs, Vision & PD

This is curriculum developed by Wesley Fryer and Karen Montgomery for a 1.5 day workshop for school administrators in Missoula, Montana. (Presentation slides available as a PDF - 3.3 MB)

Much of the world has gone digital, so must learning at school. Creativity is vital, and good leadership matters. Stagnant, accomodation-level technology integration makes technology investments in our schools a waste of money. School leaders can and should encourage teachers to use digital learning tools in transformative ways to open new doors of opportunity for students as well as parents. By focusing on creating, communicating / sharing, and collaborating, principals can help develop a shared instructional vocabulary with teachers which is focused on student engagement. Without creation, there can be no creativity. How will you let your students create? How will you give students choices? How will your students teach the curriculum? These are essential questions to ask together with teachers, as we seek to effectively (and legally) "talk with media / pictures" and leverage the constructive power of digital media tools for learning inside and outside the classroom


  1. Connections: Build PLNs
  2. Vision: Explore Digitally Informed Technology Leadership
  3. PD: Experience Transformative Professional Development Models

Link for today: tinyurl.com/mtvision


Thursday Jan 27, 2011

Friday Jan 28, 2011 (morning only)

PLN Resources

Digital Footprints

Spezify (visual digital footprint search)

Leadership Resources

PD Resources

  1. K-12 Online Conference
  2. K12 Online on iTunesU
  3. Classroom 2.0

Making the Case for 1:1 & Blended Learning

  1. Why Talk with Media?
  2. NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment 
  3. National Educational Technology Plan (Nov 2010)
  4. National Educational Technology Standards
    1. For Students
    2. For Teachers
    3. For Administrators
  5. Project RED (1:1 Research)
  6. 1:1 Support Organizations
    1. AALF - Anywhere, Anytime Learning Foundation
    2. 1 to 1 Institute
    3. MICDL - Maine International Center for Digital Learning
Let's Build a Filter (Clip from Apollo 13)