The LearningLab is pleased to share that we have returning plus new year-long academies in place for 2015-2016. Participation in each of these academies includes admittance to the 2016 Midwest Education Technology Community Conference in February for participants! To learn more about the content, dates (each starts in October 2015 and runs through March 2016) and price of each academy, please visit our calendar or click on the infographic below. Registration is now open!
Rockwood School District’s Dr. Eric Knost, known as @ROCK_supt to the Twitter community, uses social media in his role as superintendent to engage with students, staff, parents and community.
At the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference’s Leadership Lunch in February, Dr. Knost will talk about his best practices for school leaders in social media, how he encourages his own administrators to use it and how it has helped his district’s community engagement efforts. He’ll be followed by a panel discussion with other school leaders on the effective use of social media in schools today.
Registration 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The 14th Technology Leadership Academy (TLA) wrapped up earlier this month. In the final session, the group participated in an interactive videoconference with the Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Challenger Learning Center is part of a network of centers established in memory of the crew of the ill-fated Challenger Space Shuttle. The center provides a unique hands-on learning experience designed to foster interest in math, science and technology- for students, and for teachers engaging in PD like TLA did at Cooperating School Districts. To see more images from this session, visit Flickr.