New at TICAL
As springtime approaches we hope that some of the innovative programs you have initiated this year come into full bloom. See below for some great resources and activities to assist in your continued growth and success, including the inaugural FREE and FULL DAY online School Leadership Summit.
|School Leadership Summit!|
It is almost here! 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. We are excited to offer this free, online event intended for educational leaders at all levels: School Leadership Summit.
The Call for Proposals is posted here, and the deadline is rapidly approaching. We want to hear your ideas. Topics are likely to include: expert advice and/or successful practices relating to Common Core; digital textbooks; school reform; tablet devices for teaching, learning, and productivity; social networking; professional development; "flipped" classrooms; digital citizenship and literacies; global collaboration; stakeholder and digital communication; and much more.
A huge thanks to our international advisory board members. We encourage you to consider becoming a member of the advisory board. If you are interested in joining this group, please go here.
Becoming a Partner Organization is easy! Whether you are a small school or a multi-national non-profit organization, we want to encourage you to become a conference partner. To apply to be a partner organization, please make sure you have joined the Admin 2.0 online network, and then join the partner group here.
Deep Thoughts on Education
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Reprise!
December 31st, 2012 by Michael Simkins
On the twelfth day of Christmas technology gave me...
Twelve bloggers blogging
Eleven hackers hacking
Ten jobs a-spooling
Nine spammers spamming
Eight files a-loading
Seven disks formatting
Four session cookies
Three flash drives
Two open ports
And a cartridge for my HP!
Best wishes for a warm and peaceful holiday and a very happy New Year!
(The post above first appeared in Tblogical in December 2007.) Let us know what you think about it.
Reading the Tea Leaves in Tight Times with Bob Blackney: How districts choose to reduce budgets can be very revealing. When under pressure, a district's true colors come out. Let's look at some of the most common ways that a school district might approach budget reductions.
As we move forward into 2013, what should be on every administrator's radar? Read Butch Owen's article, and watch the thought provoking videos to find out. Then let us know your suggestions.
|Important Resources |
Check out our Hot Topics for many valuable resources on timely subjects. For instance, you will want to look at the Common Core State Standard's latest "Hot Topic" with the newest resource in that topic, an
|Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | School leaders, access this very cool resource for ongoing PD and enrichments for students and teachers, as well as your own life-long learning. See more than 200 free MOOCs and certificate programs.
|Leadership 3.0 Symposium|
|Don't miss this upcoming Webinar!|
Thursday, April 4, 2013
11:00-12:00 PM PDT
Join George Lieux and Jeff Mosby to hear about the evolution of a 1:1 Netbook Initiative for Fort Smith Public Schools over the last 4 years that has grown into piloting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.
|CoSN 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.
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.
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