New at TICAL
As the final stretch of the 12-13 school year comes into view, we hope the resources below will assist in your continued growth. With many changes on the horizon, from budget shifts to CCSS implementation, it will be more important than ever to work in transforming your schools in the coming year. From a digital age certification program to on-demand learning with webinars and digital citizenship month, there are many opportunities for you and your schools to move into 13-14 with a fresh perspective.
|Leading Edge Certification|
Enhance your digital leadership skills, and learn how to support students and staff in developing 21st Century college and career-readiness.
This is a national, online program based upon the National Education Technology Standards for Administrators, and designed to address the needs of site, district, and regional leaders.
- When: this summer - June 28th through August 30th.
- Where: online with a face-to-face kickoff on June 28th at the beach! Your choice of Santa Cruz COE or Vista USD, San Diego.
- What: a 45-60 hour program, taking place over 8 weeks, leading to certification as Digital-Age Administrator.
If you want to learn how to effectively utilize technology tools, resources, and innovative solutions to advance student achievement, while providing assurance that you are on the cutting edge of knowledge and skills necessary to lead schools through the 21st century, then this is the training for you!
|Classroom 2020 Video
Check out this resource, and watch this new video
taken at Classroom 2020 at Redwood High School in Tamalpais UHSD, to see a new approach to classroom space and design
that enables student-centered, personalized learning delivered with a high degree of flexibility, and space that is digitally equipped with some of the most productive tools for student engagement.
Too many resources
to wade through while trying to find the right one to help move your school forward with the Common Core Standards
? Find relief by taking a look at the Teaching Channel
by Lisa Marie Gonzales. Have an idea to add?
Principals are increasingly in the "Cross Hairs". Take a look
at Michael Simpkins' reflection on a job that isn't getting any easier, and that many are finding more and more frustrating. Tell us what you think
Are you thinking Tablets
have the potential to be just the silver bullet that you need
to move your school's technical literacy forward? Read this cautionary tale
by Stephan Vaughn that well reminds us of what can happen when mobile devices are brought into the classroom. Make a comment.
|Important Resources |
Take a look at the Hot Topics
on the TICAL home page for many valuable resources on timely subjects. For instance, are you thinking about implementing a 1:1 program or even a BYOD approach in your school?
|1:1 Essentials and Digital Citizenship Month|
Join schools and community groups across California throughout the month of May in guiding students and their families to make the right choices, and empower them to act responsibly, safe, and ethically online.
- Lesson plans for the classroom or after-school
- Suggested digital storytelling tools and activities
- Handouts for parents in English and Spanish
- Family workshop activities
Common Sense Media
has also developed a 1:1 Essentials Program
to assist schools and districts with creating a 1:1 Program. They offer great resources with templates, ideas, and more!
|Digital Citizenship Matrix|
Look no further! This matrix provides you with a breakdown of a variety of programs and who they can be used with!
|Social Media Handbook for Administrators|
Use this new guide
developed by TICAL to get a clear overview of using social media in a leadership role
. Also use the tool to pull talking points
to assist staff and stakeholders in developing a communication and professional development plan for the use of social media.
|School Leadership Recordings |
Over 900 people attended the March 28th inaugural 12-hour virtual event. Listen
to recordings from the School Leadership Summit, with keynotes and sessions
from presenters Yong Zhao, Michael Fullan, Eric Shenniger, and of course many more!
|Don't Miss These Webinars!|
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) by Susan Brooks-Young on May 23, 11:00-11:35. How is a BYOD program defined? What background information does a school administrator need to have? Are there readily available tools for planning a BYOD initiative? Get your answers!
|Leadership 3.0 Resources|
And don't miss the discussions!
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