eNetColorado, in partnership with the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) provide the following recommended resources to Colorado administrators.
The mission of CASE is to serve as the dynamic voice for education leadership in all Colorado public schools.
Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL)
TICAL’s mission is to help K-12 administrators provide informed and effective leadership in the use of technology to improve education. These resources are supported by administrators in California and Arkansas and can be accessed free of charge to administrators across the country. We think they are excellent resources for busy administrators. Just check out the following resources by clicking on the title to access the resources. To access TICAL’s home page, please go to http://www.portical.org/.
Recommended Resources for Administrators
Quick Takes Tutorials These are short presentations to help busy administrators gain a better understanding of the variety of tools on the World Wide Web.
Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE) This center is dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. CASTLE offers many technology resources and is the brain child of Dr. Scott McLeod.
10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education Successful examples of key elements in improving public education: Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Cooperative Learning, Comprehensive Assessment, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Preparation, Parent Involvement, Community Partners, and Maximize Resources.
Using Twitter to Highlight Classroom Effectiveness Watch this short presentation by TICAL cadre member Kevin Silberberg to see how a superintendent uses Twitter to communicate effective classroom visits to his stakeholders.
Are Your Teachers Using Digital Media Regularly?
According to the recent release of the Digitally Inclined report, 76% of educators are. Download and read the report written from the 2009 Grunwald and PBS survey.
How to Use Google Forms A narrated presentation by TICAL Program Coordinator Jason Borgen introduces you to and walks you through how to use Google Forms.
Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent
CoSN has long recognized that superintendents can make or break technology initiatives. For example, in a nationwide survey of 455 technology decision makers, CoSN found that visionary technology leadership—and the community support fostered by district leaders—made the difference in districts that were able to bolster their technology plans, budgets and implementation. The report of these findings, Digital Leadership Divide, can be found at http://www.cosn.org/resources/grunwald/digital_leadership_divide.pdf.
Now, with this report, CoSN is updating Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent, an initiative dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills and confidence as effective technology leaders.
Horizon Report >K-12 Edition and Tool Kit
Education and technology leaders, policymakers and key stakeholders in educational institutions need forward thinking information addressing opportunities for teaching, learning and creative expression. The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition is a publication of the New Media Consortium. This annual report provides a rich set of topics, examples and resources for use in considering new technologies that hold strong promise for K-12 institutions in the US and globally.