Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership


Leading Digitally, the Admin 2.0 Webinar Series

Sponsored by ACSA and TICAL

Looking to build your leadership skills? Want to continue to develop your vision, skills, and strategies toward educational relevancy? This webinar series is provided to you at no cost and with the idea of providing you convenient and effective quality professional development. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection to participate.

Webinar Dates and Times

Recordings of the webinars are available, with links on the titles below.

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Preparing Digital Citizens

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 4-5 PM PDT

By Rowland Baker and Jason Borgen

As we move through the 21st century, we are becoming more and more connected to the digital world where relationships, work, and activities are happening online.  Students lives are parallel to this, but are they holding the same values and ethics as we do when it comes to online behavior and use?  As your 11-12 year gets underway, come find out what it means to be a true digital citizen and what type of resources are available to implement a curriculum that promotes digital citizenship.

Apps for Learning and Productivity

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 9-10 AM PDT

By Harry Dickens

Leading.  Is there is an app for that?  Well, not really, but this session presented by author of 40 Best iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone Apps for High School Classrooms  will spend some time examining several apps that can assist in your productivity and promote student engagement in your pK-16 classrooms!

A Walk in the Clouds—Cloud Computing Demystified

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3-4 PM PST

By Tim Landeck

"It's in the cloud." "Why donít you move that to the cloud?" So much talk about the cloud, but what does it really mean? This session will focus on how cloud computing has (and will) impact the K-12 environment and help to demystify the terminology and increase the basic understanding of what cloud computing is and how it can help you in the work place.

Top 12 Administrator Web Resources for 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:00-10:00 AM PST

By Lisa Gonzales and Devin Vodicka

Join Lisa and Devin as they walk us through their recently published article "Top 12 Tech Resources for 2012". The trip through different websites will help school leaders better utilize technology, recommend valuable resources for their teachers, and improve their own organizational skills. Sites will include Tungle, Khan Academy, Facebook, YouSendIt, DropBox and more!

Google Forms for Administrators

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:00-10:00 AM PST

By Youssef Elias

The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) has designed FREE Google Forms to assist Administrators in compiling/aggregating, and analyzing data to guide their instructional programs. Get introduced to Google Forms, free survey software that works with Google Docs, and see how a Classroom Walkthrough template, a Classroom Discipline Referral template, and a School Climate template can save you time and drive your vision.

Free PD on Demand for Educators—What, Why, Where, How?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9:00-10:00 AM PDT

By Peggy George

In these times of severe budget cuts and compelling needs to provide meaningful professional development for our teachers and administrators we need quality, no-cost/low-cost alternatives. We want/need to respond to the demands for transforming education to meet the needs of 21st century learners, but how? Come find out from a retired elementary principal and university pre-service education instructor how she pursues her passion by helping educators with the use of Web 2.0 technologies to support learning. Find out how she participates (and hosts) free online webinars and conferences on a regular basis, and collaborates via Twitter/Facebook to learn from and share with educators in a professional learning network (PLN). In this presentation she will share her discoveries and specific resources to help you learn what's available, where to find it and possible ways to use it for your own "PD on Demand" in your districts/schools.

Add Pizazz to Professional Development with QR Codes & LiveBinders

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00-3:00 PM PDT

By Susan Brooks-Young

Are your professional development activities feeling a bit stale? Interested in livening things up a bit while modeling strategies teachers can use to support classroom technology use? Look no further! QR Codes, those odd-looking square patterns featured in advertising are easy to create and can link to anything that can be digitized. LiveBinders are digital 3-ring notebooks that individuals and groups can use to store and share allkinds of digital files. Attend this Webinar to learn how school leaders cancombine use of these tools to spice up their next professional development meeting.

Choose Apps Wisely

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9:00-10:00 AM PDT

By Susan Brooks-Young

First use of a new technology often becomes entrenched useóeven when better resources are identified later. As instructionalleaders, school administrators are responsible for assisting teachers in approaching new technology with a critical eye. This Webinar offers tools school administrators can use to expand their own understanding of how to select mobile apps for instructional use and share with staff as part of the schoolís overall plan for effective instruction. Appropriate for any touch tablet device.

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