We are less than a week away from ISTE 2010 in Denver, Colorado! If you are not currently pre-registered to participate in the BYOL session #tweet. #learn. #lead. with Jon Becker, Jeremy Brueck and Christopher Craft, we’d recommend you add our session using the ISTE conference planner. About two weeks ago, we contacted registered participants and asked them to complete a pre-session evaluation. Thank you to those individuals who completed the short survey! The data you provided were analyzed and used to help inform the design of our BYOL session. In order to make our 60 minutes with you the most rewarding professional learning experience possible, we have a few requests for you prior to ISTE 2010.
1. We have developed a self-paced online module to compliment this BYOL session. Prior to ISTE 2010, please take a few minutes to log in to Moodle and review the material. Pay close attention to the items in the BUILD BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE section of the course. By completing this portion online, we hope to provide participants with a basic understanding of Twitter and how educators can use Twitter for personal and professional learning. Materials in the RESOURCES section will also support those of you who are brand new to Twitter. Log-in information for the online module is below.
To access the online module, paste the URL in your browser and navigate to the Moodle main page. Click on the #tweet. #learn. #lead. course. Enter username and password credentials when prompted.
2. The data indicate that most participants already have a Twitter account. If you do not currently have a free Twitter account, please sign up for one prior to attending #tweet. #learn. #lead. Video tutorials that demonstrate account creation and set-up are available in the RESOURCES section of the online course.
3. Prepare yourself for an exciting, collaborative and engaging professional learning experience.
While honoring these requests is in no way required to participate in #tweet. #learn. #lead., we hope these items will help set the stage for an exciting day of professional learning and enable us to meet the learning needs of all our participants. We are looking forward to our time together at ISTE 2010. See you in Denver!
As Ohio becomes the 14th state to join the Partnership for 21st century skills, what does this mean for district leaders? This interactive session will showcase promising practices, stories, and behaviors linked to 21st Century leadership success. Topics include ethical leadership, sustaining a culture of learning, professional development, and promoting instructional and curriculum excellence.
“Sexting” (sex + texting) is the act of sending sexually provocative or explicit photos electronically, most often between mobile devices such as cell phones. While college age young students are most likely the largest demographic to engage in “sexting”, teens between the ages of 13 -18 may be the fastest growing demographic. This rather recent emergence of sexting by adolescents has caught most school administrators off guard, and across the country, school boards and their legal counsel are scrambling to craft appropriate policy responses.
Mr. Single presently focuses his practice on general school law representation. Mr. Single is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association, and the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys.
Pepple & Waggoner Ltd., is a Cleveland based law firm which handles a broad assortment of school law matters for Ohio’s school boards.
Today an email landed in my Inbox from the good folks at eTech Ohio that I thought I should share. “Free PD to Go from eTech Ohio,” was the advertisement in the Subject line of the communication. Formerly Ohio SchoolNet, eTech Ohio is the organization that serves as the main hub of all things educational technology in Ohio. From the eTech About Us page:
As a state agency, eTech Ohio is dedicated to enhancing learning by developing programs and using best practices to serve learning organizations while acquiring, integrating and sustaining educational technology.
It is our mission to provide the leadership and support that promotes access to and use of all forms of educational technology needed to advance the education and accelerate the learning of the citizens of Ohio.
This just in…how would you like to earn a FREE doctorate from Harvard University? Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. News of a tuition-free doctoral program in educational leadership spread quickly over Twitter this morning around 11:00 A.M. EST following this tweet.
Harvard University today announced the launch of a new, practice-based doctoral program to prepare graduates for senior leadership roles in school districts, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.
The new tuition-free Doctor of Education Leadership Program (Ed.L.D.) will be taught by faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the Harvard Business School (HBS), and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). The program offers an unprecedented approach to preparing leaders equipped to transform the American education system in order to enable all students to succeed in a 21st-century world. The three-year program will begin in August 2010 and initially enroll 25 students per year.
It’s July 12, 2009 and Leadership Day 2009 is here. As I set out write this post in response to Dr. McLeod’s call to arms, I found myself going back to review a School Leadership eLearning module that was developed by many talented individuals from e-Read Ohio at The University of Akron, where I serve as the Web Services Manager. One part of the module focuses specifically on the Role of the Principal and a number of quotes from that section seem particularly relevant today as I am pondering what technology leadership should look like and what role technology plays in a school vision.
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Why Raised Digital?
Today’s students were born digital but those responsible for their education were not. Youngsters arrive at school in tune with the social context and experience the Web offers. Children thrive when teachers find ways to educate them in a more flexible, hypertext manner. This space focuses on development of and support for teachers in their use of technology as they cultivate 21st century content knowledge and skills in their students.