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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.



Popular Technology Leadership Academy Wraps Next Week

We had two sections of the Technology Leadership Academy this year! Here are just a few images taken by participants during the course of the academy. Sessions are wrapping up this month, thank you to all who attended and collaborated. Look for more images and videos on Flickr and Facebook!


iTouch Technology Leadership

Over twenty educators from the St. Louis area & Arkansas learned how to integrate technology into their teaching and learning using the iPod touch. The Technology Leadership Academy met for their 3rd time today as part of a year long professional development opportunity offered by the VLC at CSD.  This popular academy provides professional development for teacher leaders.  As the participants learn about various technologies, they create an Action Plan for their school or district.   The Action Plan is developed based on the needs of the school, including steps for integrating technology.  Online resources such as Google Docs, Delicious, Diigo & Moodle are used to help collaborate & learn together.

Educators receive an iPod touch as part of the TLA.  Michael Porterfield, Instructor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis assisted in the teaching and learning.  He shared with the participants how to use the iPod touch for email, movies, images & more. Teachers walked away with great ideas for using them in the classroom and as educational leaders in their schools.

collaborating & technology leadership

collaboration Stacey looks over Martha's shoulder

As I looked at the photos taken during the Technology Leadership Academy (TLA) last week, I noticed a theme: pairs collaborating. I thought I’d share a couple pictures that really showed teamwork taking place during the technology professional development.

Integrate Technology Tools in Your School

Cooperating School Districts has announced that registration is open for all St. Louis area educators (superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, librarians, media specialists, tech coordinators, & teachers) to attend the 2008-2009 TLA. TLA assists educators in developing knowledge & skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective & efficient leadership in their schools! 

During 48 hours of professional development in the Technology Leadership Academy, you will:

Focus on leadership skills in technology 
Improve classroom use of technology 
Develop a vision of how to utilize technology to improve student performance 
Assess strengths & needs of your staff/students in the area of technology as well as develop a practical & useful technology plan 
Expand your network of colleagues 

As a part of the academy, participants receive:
Palm T|X handheld computer with Bluetooth & Wifi + wireless keyboard
GoObserve software for the Palm (a classroom observation tool) 
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works by METC featured speaker Howard Pitler, et.al. 
attendance at 1 day of the Midwest Education Technology Conference

Dates for the 2008-2009 school year are as follows:
Oct. 1   •Nov. 5   •Dec. 3   •Jan. 7   Jan. 27* (METC)   •Feb. 25 
Times: 8 am to 4 pm (breakfast & lunch included) | Cost: $1,200/person 

Training sessions take place in CSD’s tele on 1460 Craig Rd.- except for the METC* session- which is at the St. Charles Convention Center.  To register, go here.  P.O.’s and credit cards will be accepted.  Slots will fill up fast, and space is limited, so register now! If you have any questions, contact Martha Bogart at (314) 692-1258 or mbogart@csd.org.