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Volume 14 Issue 2 

Hello all, 


With Autumn settling in, many schools and districts are focusing energy on implementing best practices in the shift towards Common Core. With a few more days of "Connected Educators Month" we hope you will use your digital tools to connect and learn from your peers across the country. Looking for more tools to connect and learn? Check out TICAL's PD opportunities below and our latest resources to save you time and increase your awareness. 
Rowland and Jason 
LeadingEdgeCertification Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator 

Announcing the Winter, 2014 cohort January 24th-March 28th.

Register now for this efficient, online way to enhance your digital skills and become certified at the same time! 

  • This is a 45-60 hour national, online program based on the National Education Technology Standards for Administrators designed to address the needs of site, district, and regional leaders.
  • Face-to-Face Kick Off: Wednesday, January 24th 9:00 - 4:00. Two locations to choose from:
    • Southern California: Murrieta Valley Unified School District.
    • Northern California: El Crystal Elementary STEM Magnet School, San Bruno Park School District.
  • Leads to certification as a Digital Age Administrator. 

CallForProposalsCall For Proposals - Deadlines soon

Leadership 3.0 Symposium:
Leadershift: Innovation, Technology and Leadership in a New Era. April 10-12, 2014. Marriott SFO, San Mateo, California. 
Technology Information Conference for Administrative Leadership 2014. Submit a proposal. 
CommoncoreresourcesCommon Core: Valuable Resources
Taken from TICAL's Homepage:
Check out these great resources to support your implementation of Common Core:
deepthoughtsineducationDeep Thoughts In Education
Moonshot Thinking
Visually and mentally engaging, this video will spawn deep conversations among your colleagues. In celebrating creativity, which is the hallmark of great leaps of progress in the human race, it challenges educators to face the question of why the creativity of children decreases as they move through our school system. Sheila Grady suggests taking a look. Let us know your thoughts.
Charlotte Danielson's work that synthesized research on effective teaching and put it all together in a rubric form was published in 1996.  It took several years for her work to make its official way to San Luis Obispo, California.  James Scoolis gives a fascinating look at this difficult part of our jobs. Have an idea to add? 



"This is absolutely the most amazing time to be an educational leader," says Devin Vodicka in this thought provoking post . Tell us what you think.

OCR Meet Common Core
"As we move into Common Core, a new emphasis is upon us in the form of text-related instruction. Thankfully, the days of teaching isolated skills are being replaced by deep examination of complex text," says Jack JarvisLet us know your suggestions.


Lisa Marie Gonzales discovers "dozens of sites that allow infographics to be made by your average every day administrator, teacher or student." See these valuable resources she has found for usAdd your reaction.
WebinarExciting Webinar Coming October 30th 

Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS): Culture of Collaboration to Meet College and Career Readiness -- Learn more and register here.
googleformNew Google Form Template

Need a process to aid in selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)?
Use this evaluation template form and/or spreadsheet developed by Oxnard Union High School District to have your curriculum team examine pros and cons of different systems.
TICAL Partners with Important Info

TICAL is a partner in Connect Educator Month - just a few more days left to see all events to connect

TICAL is also a partner in Common Sense Media. Take a look at some exciting approaches to celebrating Connected Educator Month by engaging students, teachers, and families in your community in thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly online
In closing we offer 7 top ideas to Promote Digital Citizenship for School and District Leaders - developed by TICAL Cadre members.
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Rowland Baker
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Jason Borgen

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