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Volume 12  Issue 3    

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Visionary leaders continue to search out information that keeps them on the cutting edge of technology innovations to assist and propel efficient and effective functions at school sites. Information about how to use Google Forms in the school setting is one of our most asked-for professional development topics. See below for exciting no-cost webinars sponsored by ACSA and TICAL and the annual conferences TICAL assists in planning. 


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evisionLeading Digitally, the Admin 2.0 Webinar Series
Leading Digitally Webinar Series
In its second year, the Leading Digitally Webinar series exists to provide you convenient quality professional development. All you need is a computer with an internet connection to participate.  Register today for any or all of these NO-COST webinars:


Google DocsGoogle Forms for Administrators 

Wednesday, February 29th (9-10 AM PST)

Youssef Elias


The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) has designed FREE Google Forms to assist Administrators in compiling/aggregating, and analyzing data to guide their instructional programs. Get introduced to Google Forms, free survey software that works with Google Docs, and see how a Classroom Walkthrough template, a Classroom Discipline Referral template, and a School Climate template can save you time and drive your vision.



Free PD on Demand for Educators--What, Why, Where, How? 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(9-10 AM PDT)  

Peggy George  


In these times of severe budget cuts and compelling needs to provide meaningful professional development for our teachers and administrators we need quality, no-cost/low-cost alternatives. We want/need to respond to the demands for transforming education to meet the needs of 21st century learners, but how? Come find out from a retired elementary principal and university pre-service education instructor how she pursues her passion by helping educators with the use of Web 2.0 technologies to support learning. Find out how she participates (and hosts) free online webinars and conferences on a regular basis, and collaborates via Twitter/Facebook to learn from and share with educators in a professional learning network (PLN). In this presentation she will share her discoveries and specific resources to help you learn what's available, where to find it and possible ways to use it for your own "PD on Demand" in your districts/schools. 



Add Pizazz to Professional Development with QR Codes & LiveBinders 

Thursday, May 24, 2012 (2-3 PM PDT)    

Susan Brooks-Young, Educational Consultant


Are your professional development activities feeling a bit stale? Interested in livening things up a bit while modeling strategies teachers can use to support classroom technology use? Look no further! QR Codes, those odd-looking square patterns featured in advertising are easy to create and can link to anything that can be digitized. LiveBinders are digital 3-ring notebooks that individuals and groups can use to store and share allkinds of digital files. Attend this Webinar to learn how school leaders cancombine use of these tools to spice up their next professional development meeting. 



Choose Apps Wisely

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 (9-10 AM PDT)    

Susan Brooks-Young, Educational Consultant


Apps for Learning

First use of a new technology often becomes entrenched use-even when better resources are identified later. As instructionalleaders, school administrators are responsible for assisting teachers in approaching new technology with a critical eye. This Webinar offers tools school administrators can use to expand their own understanding of how to select mobile apps for instructional use and share with staff as part of the school's overall plan for effective instruction. Appropriate for any touch tablet device.

Blackboard Collaborate

All webinars will take place in the Admin 2.0 Blackboard Collaborate Virtual Meeting Room which provides the ability to share media, presentations, voice, video, media, polls, and more!  Once registered you will receive an email 24 hours prior to the event on quick procedure to connect. 

Learn more about the webinars and/or register today.  


Interested in viewing some of the presentations from last year?  Browse through the list and watch the archived presentations. 


confEnhance Your Innovative Leadership Skills at a Face-to-Face Administrators' Conference

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With over 200 educational leaders in attendance, Leadership 3.0 was "mind blowing and inspirational," said one principal. Save the date for 2012: April 19-21 at the Marriott San Mateo Hotel, San Mateo, CA.  Learn more at www.lead3.org




TICAL Conference
TICAL Conference 2012
The Technology Information Conference for Administrative Leadership just completed, at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, AR

Interested in what happened at the conference? Thanks to ADE's Arkansas on iTunesU, we were able to capture synopses of some sessions. Check out  TICAL Conference Presentation Summaries from 2011, with 2012 presentations coming soon.
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