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The WHY of Public Education
by Lisa Marie Gonzales
Start of the school year has been notable on Facebook as almost every parent with whom I'm acquainted has shared those infamous first day of school photos.
And as students and staff report back, organizations such as Phi Delta Kappa International, US News & World Reports, and even state departments of education are releasing data and reports that coincide with the start of the new year. The most notable one that has come my way to date has been the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) article on perceptions held by the public regarding public education. [read more]
Future Ready Assessment: A head start towards personalized learning
by Gabe Soumakian
Often, we hear administrators tout their success with technology innovation by pointing to the number of 1-to-1 devices deployed in their schools. At the same time, we hear it is "not about the technology" but rather it is changes in the teaching and learning process that transform our students as 21st century learners. Although there is a major shift toward digital transformation and innovation in our schools, administrators need to understand how to connect the dots and develop a comprehensive implementation plan that impacts student learning. [read more]
Future Ready Learning: The new national ed tech plan
by Susan Brooks-Young
The first National Education Technology Plan, Getting American Students Ready for the 21st Century: Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge, was published in 1996. This is noteworthy because prior to the release of this plan, there was little incentive for schools or other education-related institutions to invest much in the way of time or resources into developing instructional technology plans. The first national plan was built on four goals:
TICAL is one of California's Statewide Education Technology Services (SETS). Each project provides unique resources to help educators use technology.
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The 9 week online Certification for the Professional Learning Leader begins September 20th with a face-to-face kick off.
The course for the Administrator will kick off on September 21st.
Interested in earning an innovative certification? We are offering two certifications this fall. Professional Learning Leader and Administrator Certification. Professional Learning Leader focuses on educators who provide professional development and are looking for ways to promote digital learning and technology. Administrator certification is geared towards educational leaders who support and drive decisions and vision in their school, district, or organization focused on digital learning.
Produced by AAEA, ADE, and TICAL
New Quick Takes for Your Summer PD
Social Media Helpline
Putting California’s School Districts on the Path Toward Meaningful Digital Learning
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CCSS-Aligned Resources and Content Delivery!
Need a process in selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)?
What should every administrator know about Common Core?
Your Students Can Now Report Bullying Digitally!
Send Google Form Submissions to Email Addresses Automatically!
A Common Core Implementation Checklist Just For You!
How can you organize the web for you and your staff?
A Social Media Handbook -- Geared for Administrators