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.

2013-14 Webinar Dates and Times

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

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Facts and Myths of the Next Generation Assessments

Friday, September, 20, 2013 at 1-2PM PDT

By Bob Blackney

Coming in 2015, The traditional Standards Test will be abandoned and a new test will be taking its place. But what does this mean? What will it do to our API? I heard that it is taken on a computer! What can I do to prepare my class, my school or district? These questions and other myths, legends, and other outright tales will be revealed.

Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS): Culture of Collaboration to Meet College and Career Readiness

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 11AM-12PM PDT

By Dr. Gabe Soumakian, Puneet Sharma, and Jane Mintz

The Oxnard Union HSD is gearing up to implement a new LMS system and will share the process for selection, implementation, and rolling out with the teachers and staff to ensure that students are using 21st Century skills.

Year 2 of an 1:1 with iPads

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10-11AM PST

By Tim Landeck, and Harendra Goonetilleke

Put Apple iPads into the hands of 35 free and reduced lunch population middle school students in a 24/7, one-to-one implementation to enhance their algebra studies. What do you get? A more than 30% increase in students becoming proficient and/or advanced on end-of-year testing and much more! Tune in to this webinar to hear about Pajaro Valley Unified's struggles and successes with this iPad implementation.

Top 14 Web Resources for Ed. Leaders of 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2-3PM PST

By Lisa Gonzales and Devin Vodicka

Tune in to hear about the top 14 technology resources of 2014. Websites and apps that are free, easy-to-use, and very practical will be highlighted during this session. Learn about new tools and explore new ways to use some of the more popular resources. This webinar builds on the popular series of articles and workshops that have been presented annually since 2010.

Mobile Technology and the Common Core—Strategies for Addressing ELA Standards

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2-3PM PST

By Susan Brooks-Young

As a school administrator, you know that professional development is a critical piece in successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Your teachers have access to mobile technologies like tablets and laptops. How can you leverage this access to help teachers implement ELA standards in your school or district? This 45-minute webinar offers an overview of a professional development program in Arkansas where teachers of grades K-8 are using multiple mobile technologies and free or low-cost apps and web-based tools to address ELA standards through student-created e-books and screencasting.

ON[the]LINE: A California 21st Century District Initiative

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:30-4:30PM PDT

By Dr. Kelly Calhoun and Elizabeth Calhoon

There is a burden being carried by CA school districts, each struggling individually with how to manage technology policies and guidelines appropriately for the future. This initiative, which has been providing resources to California districts for over a year does the following: Explores and establishes principles to guide the process; Establishes a suite of resources to support 21st century school districts/COEs, including: policies (adoptable or locally modifiable using est. principles), best practice codes of conduct samples, guidelines, and much more! All recommendations are supported by legal consultation, with California School Boards Association's blessing. This session will highlight the building of the initiative and how integral partners were brought into the process to provide a central space for all districts to use in one very large state with a plethora of individual district needs. In addition, we will highlight the resource itself and take participants on a "tour" of the resources available to anyone in education. All the resources have been vetted through the ON[the]LINE steering committee, which includes in its partners: Computer-Using Educators (CUE), California State Boards Association (CSBA), Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Common Sense Media, TICAL, and others. Participants will walk away from this session have a blueprint for success for an initiative of a similar nature in their environment, as well as resources they can always return to later.

ON[the]LINE: A California 21st Century District Initiative

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:00-4:00PM PDT

By Tim Landeck, and Harendra Goonetilleke

Hear from the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Director of Technology Services and other technology team members about this year’s SBAC Field Test - what worked and what were the challenges for this district of 20,000 students. The district performed testing on a variety of devices including Chromebooks and PCs. They will share some testimonials from students, teachers, and site administrators relating to the entire process from student accounts, device management and setup, and cycling students through the testing window. Learn from their trials and tribulations and interact with others to share your experiences to help smooth out the SBAC experience the next time around!

Strategies for Managing Digital Resources: Simple Tools for Curating Content

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:30PM-4:15PM PDT

By Susan Brooks-Young

Finding digital resources is easy. Managing them can be another story. Busy educators need easy-to-use online tools they can use to collect, organize, and share resources with colleagues, students, parents, and members of the community. This is particularly true as educators seek to reorganize resources around the CCSS. Attend this 45-minute webinar to learn about content curation and tools you can use immediately to get better organized.

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