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Leadership 3.0 Symposium

The Leadership 3.0 Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE), Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.” Three organizations, one mission – Educational Leadership for the 21st century. Lead 3 takes place annual in the Spring and alternates between northern and southern California.

Leading Edge Certification

Leading Edge Certification (LEC) is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation. Created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, LEC is the first national certification program of its kind, and is platform and vendor neutral. There will be five (5) areas of certification offered by LEC including, Online Teacher, Administrator, Classroom Teacher, Teacher Librarian, and Leading Educator (Professional Developer.

Learn Zillion

Learn Zillion is a website with more than 2000 high quality, teacher-created videos that are aligned to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This would be a great site for those looking to create a blended learning model. Teachers can set up classes and recommend specific videos for students. Start with the Learn Zillion welcome video for more information on how to use. It also has resources for parents who want to support their students.

Learning Communities

The National Staff Development Council provides a nice overview of professional learning communities and an excellent bibliography on the topic. You'll find guidance here for helping your staff learn to integrate technology effectively in the classroom.

Learning List

Modeled on the popular Angie's List, Learning List is a subscription-based service that provides independent, carefully crafted editorial reviews of educational products and materials. Each review includes an assessment of how closely the product aligns to standards and also offers a platform for users to publish their own ratings, reviews, and recommendations.


Consultant Leslie Fisher shares a collection of resources with teachers and administrators on various software applications and emerging technologies. She also contracts with districts to create websites. You will love the step-by-step guided handouts.

Lesson Plan Collection Form Using the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model

Collecting lesson plans from teachers can be a tedious task, but it is a great to see how teachers how engaging students, differentiating learning, integrating technology, and implementing a variety of instructional strategies and assessments. This Google Form Template will allow you analyze lesson plans and identify SIOP strategies being implemented and where there may be gaps in instructional practice. It provides a searchable database to quickly search for key strategies as well as providing an anonymous list of lesson plans stripping out the teachers' names to share with staff and the larger school community if you wish.

Lesson Study Group at Mills College

Lesson Study is a process in which teachers jointly plan, observe, analyze, and refine actual classroom lessons. It is widely credited for the steady improvement of Japanese elementary mathematics and science instruction This site is a great Lesson Study resource, with discussion of models of evaluation, information on the process, and examples of best practices.


Use this Web-based tool to curate digital content on virtually any topic by creating online 3-ring notebooks. LiveBinders support multiple authors and are easy to share. Anything that can be digitized can be added to a LiveBinder. Basic accounts are free and an education discount is available for professional accounts. This is a great tool for preK-12 classrooms, but is also widely used for professional development and other adult education settings.

Managing Assets and Data

In this Radio TICAL episode, Dan Neville, Technology Specialist with Arizona’s Kyrene School District, shares how his district is using technology for more effective asset and data management. He gives examples that range from wireless devices that improve the accuracy of textbooks and equipment inventories to tools for collecting data from lots of sources in one place for analysis and interpretation.