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Volume 13  Issue 3  

Hello all, 


As the holidays approach, we hope you have the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which a sense of compassion and life-long learning is modeled and communicated to all the students, teachers, parents, staff, and community members you help to lead. In 2013, TICAL will continue to provide you effective strategies and resources to assist you in your leadership role.  See below for some of the great resources and activities planned, including the inaugural FULL DAY and FREE online School Leadership Summit.


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summitSchool Leadership Summit!
Leadership 3.0 Presentation Summaries
You are invited to join us in the inaugural event on March 28th, 2013, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT. This is a free, global, online event intended for educational leaders at all levels. A call for presentation proposals will be up very soon on Admin 2.0.Admin 2.0
interviewEmpowering Instruction: Leadership for Mobile Learning

Empowering Learning: Leadership for Mobile Learning Listen to the latest Radio TICAL episode, Empowering Instruction: Leadership for Mobile Learning (Part 2). In this episode, Lucy Gray, they project director for the Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative sponsored by the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) introduces the next generation of mobile learning and what is working around the country.

Missed part 1?  Listen to Lucy share some key findings from her research.
mobileWhat is your district's policy on student mobile devices?
Empowering Learning: Leadership for Mobile Learning

Take this super quick poll on TICAL's home page to contribute your opinion on this important topic.

Then find more resources at Mobile Learning Hot Topics!
blogDeep Thoughts on Education 
Follow Skip Johnson on his challenging journey to keep his school from closing in The Delegation. Had an experience with a looming school closure? Share it here.
Everything is Amazing and Nobody's Happy




Classroom visits inspire a new superintendent. A fresh lens into a proven practice is revealed in Classroom Visits Inform and Inspire by Devin Vodicka. Have your own new experience with a well-tried practice? Let us know about it.




Fishing for Apps In Digital Age Learning Culture Michael Simpkins lets us in on his recent findings from a poll of current words associated with the phrase "digital learning culture." Tell us what you think.    


Expert Tim Landeck leads us through the evolution of iPad use in a Middle School algebra class, with a few surprising outcomes, in Update on a One-to-One iPad ImplementationAdd Your Experiences. 

Three Wishes for the New Ed Tech Task Force 





Learn more about A Common Sense Approach to Internet Policy by reading this thought provoking contribution from Bob Price. Bob shares his views on the important balance needed when blocking web sites and yet providing access.

webinarDon't miss these upcoming Webinars!

Leading Digitally, the Admin 2.0 Webinar Series sponsored by ACSA and TICAL will host an exciting new Webinar on January

Admin Web resources24, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, PST. Lisa Gonzales and Devin Vodicka will take us through the Top 13 Administrator Web Resources of 2013.




Then on February 5, 2013, 10:00-10:35 am, PST, Susan Brooks-Young  will bring you quickly up to speed on making Detailed Classroom Observations Using Mobile Apps! 

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!



conferenceCoSN 2013 Conference & Annual CUE Conference - Coming up Soon!


March 11 - 13, 2013 CoSN 2013 Annual Conference, Sheraton San Diego Hotel. CoSN focuses on the many ways in which educators can boldly lead in an ever-changing technology landscape... and will also provide an opportunity to share ideas and discuss key issues facing school decision-makers in their quest to lead and innovate.
Website: http://www.cosn.org/Home/2013CFP/tabid/12969/Default.aspx



March 14 - 16, 2013 Annual CUE Conference 2013, Palm Springs, CA. The CUE Conference addresses the use of Educational Technology in instruction, administration, curriculum and management.
Website: http://cue.org/annual 



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Program Director

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