Tag Archives: Alan November

Utilizing Technology for More Effective + Efficient School Leadership

Technology LeadershipAcademyRegistration is open for superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, librarians, media specialists, tech coordinators and teachers to attend the 2014-2015 TLA. This popular academy assists educators in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient leadership in their schools.

The Technology Leadership Academy will help you:
•  Develop a vision to improve student performance using technology
•  Assess tech strengths and needs of your staff/students
•  Develop a practical and useful technology plan
•  Expand your network of colleagues

Cost for six, all-day sessions: $1,000. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to the sessions. (For an extra $600, participants may purchase an iPad.  Please contact Stephanie Madlinger at smadlinger@edplus.org.) In addition, participants have an option to earn 3 graduate credits for an additional cost of $100 per credit hour through Lindenwood University. Click on the image above for more information, including dates and locations.



November arrives in St. Louis this October

Alan November is an international leader in education technology, and the co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology.  His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. We are all bombarded with new tools coming to us via the Internet on a daily basis. What does this mean for school leaders who are striving to develop sound programs? Hear from Alan on October 22, 2012 from 11 to 2 o’clock at the Graphic Arts Conference Center.

In this session, Alan November will focus on essential questions that help you to look critically at your school’s program and begin measuring its effectiveness in teaching skills to today’s teachers and students that will outlast tomorrow’s changes in technology. Alan’s appearance is sponsored by Alexander Open Systems (AOS). Audiences from around the world enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching & learning. To register to attend this free (for CSD members) event, click here.

Tech, Teaching and Common Core Professional Development

Starting next week, Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis is offering several types of technology integration professional development, from single day sessions to year-long academies. Learn more by clicking below, and remember, registration is now open, and spaces are limited for these events- 
Also, don’t forget that the Midwest Education Technology Conference– celebrating 30 years in 2013- is February 11, 12, and 13th.

Log On: Global Education Conference is November 14-18

The second annual Global Education Conference is a week-long, and free, event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world.  The conference features sessions and keynote addresses to inspire global connections, projects, ideas, and action in an increasingly connected world — and it takes place next week! By the way, Steve Hargadon is the Founder and Co-Chair of this conference; the other Co-Chair is Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speaker Lucy Gray.

The Global Education Conference will be streamed live online November 14-18, 2011.  The entire conference will be held online for free using the Blackboard Collaborate platform. See session descriptions, forum discussions, and session calendars- one for each of the world’s 36 time zones- at globaleducationconference.com.

Keynote addresses this year will be given by thought leaders like Alan November, Chris Dede, Howard Gardner, Fernando Reimers, and Esther Wojcicki. Also, don’t forget to follow the conference on Twitter (@GlobalEdCon). Conference related tweets will be aggregated using the hashtag #GlobalEd11.

Technology Leadership Academy 2011-2012 Launches

Today was the first session of the 13th Technology Leadership Academy at Cooperating School Districts, although this long-term technology professional development is anything but unlucky! The group made up of 13 (!) educators from several public, private and parochial districts covered many things the first day, one of which is the TLA’s vision of developing technology leaders and improving teaching and learning through the integration of technology into the K-12 classroom.

Also during the first meeting in the tele, an iPad Boot Camp took place. During and after the distribution of the iPads, the TLA participants learned how to navigate the device; how to enter text; and they took a quick tour of the iPad while installing software and syncing it. (Martha Bogart and Stephanie Madlinger also shared the blog, learninginhand.com, from Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speaker Tony Vincent). Afterwards, they divided into groups and reported out on their favorite features. Lastly, during the Boot Camp, the Kindle app was downloaded on the iPad so they were also able to download the book Web Literacy for Educators by Alan November.