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Average Enrollment and Projection Template for K-3 Class Size Reduction

http://portical.org/tools/york_templates/class_reduction.html

Are you an elementary school administrator wondering how close the classrooms are from full capacity? This Excelģ template will help you determine your school's compliance towards Class Size Reduction by calculating average daily enrollment (if your Student information System does not). It will also project the number of days that are needed to move students from one class to another in order to become compliant. This template will save you hours and will lower your anxiety in meeting requirements.
 

21st Century Learning Spaces

http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/21st+Century+Learning+Spaces

This provides ideas and resources for looking at classroom design and learning spaces to improve student engagement and success.
 

A Collaborative Principal: In and Out of Program Improvement and a Recipe for Success

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/a-collaborative-principal-in-and-out-of-program-improvement-and-his-recipe-for-success/226.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode, Rick Fitzpatrick, principal at Rother Elementary School in Enterprise Elementary School District shares how his school has exited program improvement. He provides specific strategies he uses to facilitate the change process including gathering teacher input on a variety of topics and allotting frequent staff collaboration time. Rick also highlights his schoolís continual analysis of data as well as celebrations that are held in the community.
 

Buying an LCD Projector

http://www.portical.org/tools/buying_lcd.html

Buying new projectors for your school or district? Take a look at this 2-page tutorial created by TICAL cadre member Bob Blackney. He provides you resources and expert advice on LCD vs. DLP projectors, brightness, warranty, bulb life, focal length, portability, wireless, management, and control. Once you are finished reading this you will have the expertise needed to buy a projector.
 

Creating Conversation Using a Principalís Blog

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/creating-conversation-using-a-principals-blog/134.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode, Jim Scoolis, principal in San Luis Coastal Unified School District and TICAL cadre member has recently started a blog at his school to help create conversation regarding homework, school policies, and other school related topics. Steve Kay, professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University speaks with Jim about his new medium of pushing his school through the 21st century. Jim shares the simple way he started and how he is trying to stimulate conversation amongst all stakeholders in his school.
 

Distance Learning Through Video

http://www.portical.org/tv/distance-learning-through-video/76.htm

In this TICALevision episode, You will see Adrienne Sadovsky, a history teacher helping students understand culture in the early 20th century using a video conferencing unit. Teaching out of an office at the Southwest Educational Cooperative in Monticello, Arkansas, she reaches several schools. She is equipped with a video conferencing unit hooked up to her computer while students sit in a classroom with a proctor and a video conferencing unit. Now, students in smaller sized districts are able to enroll in AP courses and electives they were never offered before.
 

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/engaging-school-community-social-media-howard-stribbell

Edutopia article outlining how to use social media to promote and engage your school community. Covers your website, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Blogs. Gives specific examples and tips to using each one.
 

Going Paperless

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/going-paperless/146.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode, Gabe Soumakian, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resource in Burbank Unified School District got a chance to speak with Stephen Kay for a second time regarding how Burbank USD is implementing several programs to assist their districtís 21st century vision. In this episode Gabe shares the various ways the district is transitioning to a paperless environment for documents, student and personnel records, and surveying.
 

How Schools Can Use Facebook to Build an Online Community

http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/

Many schools have set-up a Facebook Page to represent the school and embrace an online professional learning community (PLC). By setting up a Facebook Page, schools can establish a controlled, professional presence that allows them to capitalize on this social space in many important ways, while still protecting their students. Itís important to note that while a Facebook Page is an excellent opportunity for schools to supplement their web presence, it doesnít fully replace the benefits of a robust website. Here are some ways that schools can benefit from establishing an effective Facebook presence.
 

Implementing Online Assessments

http://assessmentstudies.setda.org

This site is part of assess4ed.net, an online community of practice created by SETDA to help states and districts prepare for online assessments. Whether your school or districts preparing for PARCC or Smarter Balanced assessments, this site provides case studies, expertise in infrastructure, determining needs, communicating to stakeholders and much more!
 
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