Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

Opportunities for New Learning Experiences at Stanford

In this Radio TICAL episode, you will hear about Wallenberg Hall at Stanford University. This facility provides a collaborative, student-centered learning space for students and teachers in all disciplines. This learning center was developed from a vision and partnership between Stanford and philanthropic efforts from Sweden. Bob Emery Smith, Director of Technology Services was one of the founders of the spaces. Mr. Smith shares the genesis of this innovative learning space that has been used as a model across the globe for K-12 learning that focuses on creativity and collaboration.
Organize with Technology Planning Toolkit Charts

A series of specific planning documents you can download and use to lead your district or school through the technology planning process based upon California's Education Technology Planning Guide (although can be relevant for any district across the globe). These charts created in Microsoft Word and Excel replicate those in the Technology Planning Toolkit of the Education Technology Planning guide. Titles include: Timeline of Suggested Action Steps, School Site Inventory, Partnership Chart, Management Chart, Implementation Timeline, Sustainability Chart, Budget Form/Object of Expenditure, Budget Form, and Budget Narrative.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

OTAN offers a wealth of resources for adult education administrators, teachers, and students. Free registration will provide you with regular legislative updates and other vital information.
Palo Alto Research Center, Inc. -- PARC

A subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, PARC is a fascinating research and development organization from which many technology innovations have emerged. For several years, Xerox and PARC have partnered with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) to sponsor a unique summer internship for school administrators. PARC's web site includes audio and video presentations on their latest projects. If you like to keep alert to cutting edge developments, you can also sign up for their free newsletter.
Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

This guide is intended to help parents understand what data are collected at school, how it's protected, and what they can do to help ensure their child's sensitive information stays secure.
Parents' Guide to Student Success

The Parents' Guide to Student Success (provided in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. The guide includes key items that students be learning in each grade, activities the parents can do from home, methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with teachers and tips for planning for college and high school. Great guide to provide to your community.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills seeks to define and incorporate into learning the skills that are necessary for every student's success in the 21st Century. Be sure to take a look at the Partnership's report, Learning for the 21st Century. It clearly outlines six key elements of 21st century learning as well as suggested next steps for leaders at various levels from principals to state policy makers.
Pioneers on the Oregon Trail

Eleven years ago, Jim Scoolis took the helm of Monarch Grove Elementary School in Los Osos, California. Designed to be the district’s “technology model,” the newly built school was fully wired and offered then state-of-the-art equipment. The only trouble was few teachers were using the stuff. In this Radio TICAL episode, Jim recounts the “journey West” he and is staff made as they moved from e-mail to simulations—and how they overcame the obstacles they encountered along the way.
Planning for 1:1

In this Radio TICAL episode hear Eileen Lento, K-12 education strategist at Intel, talk about some of the critical aspects of the planning process for moving to anytime, anywhere, anyway learning in a ubiquitous, one-to-one computing environment.
Planning for Funding and Budget

Harvey Barnett explains key factors to consider when you develop a budget for your technology plan.
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