Technology Leadership - PTC 404
MIAMI: 3-9 July, 2013
Facilitators: John Mikton and Chad Fairey
Without a doubt, it is impossible to be an effective principal in an international school without a robust repertoire of technology leadership tools. Schools rely on the leadership to efficiently explore and harness the power of technology to maximize learning, improve teacher effectiveness, and reinvent school-wide systems. This unique course explores the practical aspects of technology and curriculum, professional learning communities, classroom practice, ‘change’ and even teacher supervision and evaluation.
Through practical online and offline activities, multimedia projects, and current case study exemplars of information technology systems, infrastructure, pedagogy and tools, participants will explore and practice:
- How can an international school principal best harness technology to improve student learning?
- What kind of learning does "digital citizenship" encompass? How should it impact the curriculum?
- How has Web 2.0 changed the way in which students study, learn, collaborate, and communicate; and what are the implications on instructional programs?
- How do principals effectively manage change in a digital age?
- What are the key leadership strategies for implementing an ongoing and sustainable strategic technology plan?
- How can digital tools be utilized to create sustainable and vibrant learning communities?
- How can digital tools be employed for effective data-based decision making?
- What skills do teachers require in order to maximize digital learning?
- How does a principal juggle the demands of digital communication in a school setting?
Participants are required to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability to this course. Please ensure you have the proper power adapters.