Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership


Leading Edge Certification for the
Professional Learning Leader (PLL)

Announcing the Summer 2017 Cohort
June 19, 2017 - August 22, 2017

Face-to-Face Kick Off: Monday, June 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education logo

Santa Cruz County Office of Education, 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Facilitated by TICAL Cadre Members and school leaders



Interested in becoming an innovative professional developer and refining your digital skills?

Launched in 2014, Professional Learning Leader certification focuses on those who provide professional development to educators across all curricular areas. The curriculum is aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Coaches (ISTE Standards•C).

Participants will integrate contemporary technology into leadership and professional learning practices using web-based software and resources that serve adult learning objectives and educational goals. This class includes both theoretical and experiential components; participants will explore and research examples of effective practices in 21st Century learning environments, but will also spend a substantial portion of course time developing educationally meaningful and personally relevant products to support your role as a leader.


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The program begins with a day-long face-to-face orientation meeting. Subsequent work is completed online. Possibility of a second face-to-face meeting near the end of the program to help with portfolio preparation.

Topics and sample schedule:

Week 1: Modules 1 and 2, Overview & Professional Learning
Week 2: Module 3, Models of Professional Learning
Week 3: Module 4, Developing Community
Week 4: Module 5, Digital Literacy & Citizenship
Week 5: Module 6, Developing & Implementing A Vision
Week 6: Module 7, Professional Learning Environments
Week 7: Module 8, Portfolio & Closure
Week 8-9: Portfolio Submission & Review

Note: Remote participation via virtual meeting room may be available. Details available on registration page.

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Participating educators become “Leading Edge Certified” upon successful completion of the program.

Successful completion includes:

Participants should have proficiency with web-based tools, experience with discussion boards, and knowledge of online tools and resources available.

Curriculum for Professional Learning Leader (PLL).

If you have any questions please contact Thom Dunks at or 831-466-5889.