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Become an iAdministrator to Strengthen Your Leadership and Management Skills (ISBE #1144) - Today’s school leaders should be harnessing the power of Web 2.0 to demonstrate for faculty and staff the new teaching and learning strategies used in 21st Century classrooms to improve student engagement and improve student academic achievement. Web 2.0 is all about interacting with content on the internet. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Google Documents, and individual blogs are all examples of this type of interaction. Participants in this workshop will learn how to leverage Web 2.0 tools and applications to increase communication among staff, students and the public; to provide professional development for faculty; to conduct classroom walkthroughs and teacher evaluations; to improve their own time management; and to lead a strategic planning process in the area of 21st Century learning.

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Effective Use of Technology in Schools (ISBE #1494) - This course will focus on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to the evaluation of teachers. It is designed to provide administrators with the ability to walk into a classroom and know the difference between a teacher using technology as a lesson enhancer, not just using it to say they are using it. Participants will be able to identify and understand engaging, authentic, and observable technology infused lessons, and the many possible effective uses of technology to support instruction. This course will also give participants a better understanding of how technology is changing the educational landscape and what they need to do to be change leaders in the area of technology integration. Participants will be able to talk about current and future technology trends. Participants will leave this course with the ability to formulate a long term action plan that will guide their school/district's technology implementation, in the areas of equipment, professional development, and staffing.

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Effective Use of Technology in Schools v2 (ISBE #1494) -
This course will focus on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to the evaluation of teachers. It is designed to provide administrators with the ability to walk into a classroom and know the difference between a teacher using technology as a lesson enhancer, not just using it to say they are using it. Participants will be able to identify and understand engaging, authentic, and observable technology infused lessons, and the many possible effective uses of technology to support instruction. This course will also give participants a better understanding of how technology is changing the educational landscape and what they need to do to be change leaders in the area of technology integration. Participants will be able to talk about current and future technology trends. Participants will leave this course with the ability to formulate a long term action plan that will guide their school/district's technology implementation, in the areas of equipment, professional development, and staffing.

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