Regional Technology Workshops

These two-day workshops provide the opportunity for district and school leaders, teachers and support staff to build the capacity to succeed in the digital age. Workshops focus on building the leadership and vision of attendees to lead their school community through the transformational process of effectively integrating mobile technology into K-12 classrooms. Attendees will learn how to evaluate infrastructure needs and capabilities at their school site, scale up access to mobile devices, and design and implement appropriate curriculum integration and teaching strategies tied to the Common Core State Standards. 

Who Should Attend

Assistant superintendents, directors of instructional technology, CIOs, instructional technology coordinators, principals and lead technology-based teachers.  

Delivery Options

  • Up to 30 participants from specific regions across the nation at each event.
  • Delivered via an interactive session with coaching/consulting at the district or school site available.

Format

  • Hands on, interactive sessions using technology devices.
  • Cohort collaboration programs enabling attendees to communicate and collaborate with their peers, advisors and mentors.

Topics

  • Vision: What will your district look like in 3-5 years after the implementation of a mobile technology initiative?  What specific measurable goals and objectives can you use to define success?  How will you implement an effective measurement system?
  • Communications: How will this vision be most effectively communicated to stakeholders? What communication formats will be most effective for a mobile technology initiative?
  • Curriculum and Instruction: How will a shift to personalized learning facilitate a shift in curriculum and instruction in the classroom?  Superintendents will personally experience a scenario where the rate of learning is doubled.
  • Technology: Hands on, project-based learning approach to help superintendents understand effective use of technology, smart procurement, and a five year outlook on where technology is going.
  • Professional Development: What are the changes from traditional professional development models that are required to properly implement a ubiquitous computing model that will result in substantial student improvement.  What forms of professional development align to effective leadership of a mobile technology initiative?
  • Program Evaluation: Multiple program evaluation approaches will be experienced.  Superintendents will use advanced analytics and automatic data collection solutions, which complement and extend traditional approaches.