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Volume 13  Issue 1  

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We hope the 2012-13 school year has started smoothly for all of you. We are excited to kick off a new series of no-cost Webinars, beginning with Dr. Lisa Gonzales and Greg Ptizer on the Common Core State Standards, with more info and a link to register below. We know the Fall is an extremely busy time, so we encourage you to utilize TICAL for continued learning and accessing effective technology tools for school leaders.  


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evisionKeep Track of Supply Requests from Teachers and Staff!
Leadership 3.0 Presentation Summaries
The latest Google Form Template! This template is a simple form to send to staff, in which they can enter equipment, and supplies such as paper, markers, paper clips, pencils, projector bulbs, cables, etc. and quantities they need. You can then have support staff review the list and send supplies down immediately. The form allows you to track teacher usage, all on one spreadsheet. Also included are room requests so you can work with staff to schedule rooms such as multipurpose rooms, library, and more!
radioInnovation at the Heart of Business Processess

Empowering Learning: Leadership for Mobile Learning Listen to the latest Radio TICAL episode, Innovation Through Business: A CBO's Perspective.  Mary Hart, the Associate Superintendent of Business Services at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, shares her vast experience with technology and innovation working both as a CBO in a large district and at the county level. 
blogDeep Thoughts on Education 
Susan Brooks-Young discusses the importance of allowing students to use their mobile devices on field trips to allow for a richer learning experience in Enhance Student Travel Using Mobile Technology.  What are your thoughts on using mobile devices during school hours? Share them here.
Everything is Amazing and Nobody's Happy




In Keys to Implementing Common Core Standards,

principal Dr. Jim Scoolis shares five significant areas of focus for principals. Share your thoughts on this post




Fishing for AppsIn Gaining Perspective with LinkedIn, Dr. Lisa Gonzales shares the impact LinkedIn has had on her professional educational networking, including various aspects such as discussions, resource sharing, and job opportunties. Share your thoughts.    


In Tech No Substitute for Thought and Preparation, Fresno Unified's Jack Jarvis shares his excitement of moving from principal to teacher and how technology will make learning more engaging, yet more difficult to implement compared to using the textbook and teacher's edition. Share your thoughts. 

Three Wishes for the New Ed Tech Task ForceIn One-to-Anything: Being Technologically Faithful, Technology Integration Specialist Jim Yeager hones in on the importance of student skills, especially in the age of CCSS, rather than hardware loyalty.

toolNational Certifications for Online/Blended Teachers and Visionary Administrators

Leading Edge Certification Leading Edge Certification, created through an alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, will provide five different certifications over the course of five years. TICAL is at the core of this alliance and is currently certifying teachers and administrators. Learn more about Leading Edge Certification.
otherLeadership for the Common Core!

Online Learning How essential do you believe technology is when it comes to teaching and learning in the age of the Common Core State Standards?  Take the Quick Poll on TICAL's home page to share your view!


Also, take a look the NEW Common Core State Standards Hot Topic area for select resources used by other school leaders.


Computer Using Educators (CUE) Common Core Learning Tour occurs at the end of the month! Attend one of these participatory workshops in Santa Cruz or Orange County to learn about effective technology practices relevant to the Common Core State Standards!

webinarCommon Core, Online Learnings, iPads and More!

Leading Digitally, the Admin 2.0 Webinar Series sponsored by ACSA and TICAL will begin the year with Common Core State Standards and Online Learning.

Leading Edge Certification Join us on September 25th at 4 PM PDT as Dr. Lisa Gonzales and Greg Ptizer from the Santa Clara County Office of Education present Common Core? Ready, Set, Lead!


In October, Butch Owens and Sean McCarthy from Murrieta Valley Unified School District discuss the vision and implementation of online learning in their district in Online Learning Implementation: Tips and Tricks. 


finalCollaborate, Network, and Build 21st Century Leadership Skills on Administrator 2.0!

TICAL Community Admin 2.0
The new and improved TICAL Community, Administrator 2.0 is the place to connect, discuss, and share resources and best practices with your colleagues around the globe.  Access handouts from the Leadership 3.0 Symposium, the TICAL Conference, and much more! Join and start sharing today!



conferenceContinue the Learning at the TICAL Conference and the Leadership 3.0 Symposium


9th Annual TICAL Conference 
2013 --  www.ticalconference.org

Interested in what happened at previous conferences? Thanks to ADE's Arkansas on iTunesU, we were able to capture synopses of some sessions. Check out TICAL Conference Presentation Summaries.


Leadership 3.0 Symposium - www.lead3.org

With over 200 educational leaders in attendance, Leadership 3.0 was "mind blowing and inspirational," said one principal. Save the date for 2013: April 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA.  Learn more at www.lead3.org



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Rowland Baker
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Jason Borgen

Program Director

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TICAL is provided by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, a statewide service funded by the California Department of Education, and under contract to the Arkansas Department of Education. Members of ACSA and the CUE AdminSIG receive complimentary membership. 

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