SUMMER INSTITUTES 2018

Required Preparation for

Technology Leadership

Rome: 12-18 July 2018

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ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW

PRE-READING

In a separate email you will receive: The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros via password-protected PDF. Please read this book prior to the course.

As you read the book, consider these questions:

  • As a leader in your school what are the key aspects of facilitating authentic change to create an innovative mindset based on the different anecdotes shared in the book, and how do you connect with these in your own leadership philosophy?

  • How are the roles of technology, social media and digital environments highlighted in this book? What aspects of the examples of technology integration with an innovative mindset shared in the book do you see a connection to your own practice and beliefs?

  • As a school leader, how will you craft instructional programs and environments that best prepare your students to have innovative mindsets?


EXPLORE & CONNECT

Throughout our course, we will utilize a number of social media tools to disseminate information, share resources, discuss, collaborate, publish and experience the nature of the new technology landscape. In advance of the course, we invite you to create accounts on the following social media sites (if you are not already a member):


REQUIRED

Participants are required to have a google account, either a Gmail account or a school Google Apps for Education Gmail account. http://www.google.com/accounts
We will be working extensively through a Schoology environment throughout the course and many of the documents/activities will be in G-Suite (Docs, Slides, Forms, and YouTube), this will be shared with you on July 10, 2018, and after the course you will have access to this site till Dec 1, 2018.

1. If you wish, please feel free to join our PTC Technology Leadership Facebook Page. and join other colleagues from around the globe who have taken the course and are sharing links, resources and conversations: https://www.facebook.com/groups/217006628337791/

2. Connect with the Trainers

John Mikton                                                       Patrick Green
Twitter: @jmikton                                                 Twitter: @pgreensoup
Linkedin: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/jmikton         Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/pgreensoup
Blog: http://beyonddigital.org                              Blog: http://pgreensoup.com

3. Join Schoology
...your required online portal for everything related to your PTC course, including all necessary course materials, which will be available about 10 days prior to the start date of your course.

Use the access code from the PDF to join your course page and group page in Schoology.


BRING

AN ISSUE OR PROBLEM
In preparation for the small group sessions in the afternoon, please bring a written (one page) case study or example, dealing with a problem or situation you have confronted during your professional practice. This problem does not necessarily need to have any connection to technology.

CONCERNS & CHALLENGES
Identify three significant challenges that your school faces in creating a 21st century learning environment. These challenges will be central in our discussions throughout the course.

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY/DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AGREEMENT
Bring a copy of your school’s Acceptable Use Policy (sometimes called Acceptable Operating Procedures) that outlines protocols and expectations for student use of technology.

WATCH
…a short video to prepare for your course.

BRING A LAPTOP (REQUIRED)

  • Your course materials are digital. Hard copies of the materials will not be available on site.  Bring a laptop computer with appropriate adapters and wireless internet capability. Click here for more information about iPads and tablets. Chromebook users can use the free Kami extension to annotate.
  • Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC now in order to be able to access your materials properly.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Patrick Green and John Mikton