Wednesday, June 24

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Topic: Digital Age Learning Culture
Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students.
  1. Ensure instructional innovation focused on continuous improvement of digital-age learning
  2. Model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning
  3. Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners
  4. Ensure effective practice in the study of technology and its infusion across the curriculum
  5. Promote and participate in local, national, and global learning communities that stimulate innovation, creativity, and digital age collaboration

Wednesday POA

Part I: Learning in the Digital Age

1. Social media/blogs check-ins
2. "Goodnight, gadgets everywhere."
3. The Networked Student

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web
4. What the Internet is doing to our brains
5. Pay attention!
Attention on Prezi by Howard RheingoldAttention, and other 21st Century Social Media Literacies
the work of Howard Rheingold

6. 6 Channels of 21st Century Learning and 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning

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7. ISTE Standards for Students and curricular frameworks - how are we ensuring our students demonstrate proficiency in these areas?

Part II: Preparing and Supporting Our Teachers

ISTE Standards for Teachers
Examples to use for goal setting/portfolio building:
Elanco Spartan Digital Competencies and self-assessment

ISTE NETS Implementation Wiki

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Tech integration matrix from McLeod

Elanco rotational learning walkthrough forms

NETS proficiency survey
ISTE NETS survey example


  • What is TPACK and what are its components?
  • Why should I know about TPACK and how will it influence my work as an administrator?
  • How can this model be useful when working to develop teachers' skills with technology integration?

8. Small group explorations -more technology integration topics- create a group presentation here
(Last year's example)

Part III: Guest Speaker

Part II: The Administrator as Creator and Curator

How can you as the school leader celebrate, publish, and share the wonderful things happening in your school? Think creativity!
How can you as the admin collect and share meaningful resources for your teachers and parents? Think curation!

Multimedia tools to explore
Curation tools to explore: Feedly, Pocket,, Twitter hashtags, Google+ communities, Pinterest, Storify

Quickfire Challenge - TBA

Wednesday's Assignments

Assignment Description

Due Date
Blog Assignment -Article/Blog Post Review
Locate an article or blog post online written about the importance of digital citizenship, including perhaps a topic of controversy surrounding the use of technology in schools. Your blog post should include:
1. Summary of the article/post content, include author/publication/blog information.
2. Key points of the article, how the article/post influences your thinking about your future role as an ed leader, how you will be able to use the information shared in your future role, what further information you will seek as a result of reading the article/post.
3. Include a hyperlink to the article/post in your blog post.

Bonus: Tweet the article and post as well as your reflective post using the #edg646 hashtag.

Thursday 6/25 by 8:30 AM
Blog Commenting - Provide thoughtful comments on at least two of your classmates' blog posts submitted earlier in the week.

Thursday, 6/25 by 12 PM
Continue project work

Presentations during Friday's class
Continue web tools Demo Slam research

Share during Friday's class