We also formed a focus group of nine administrators from around the state to help not only create the site but hone the capstone requirements.
These are the key areas of the project and website.
Key is that all activities must be relevant to their duties.
i.e. Digital Age Culture 1.
Create a resource page on the web. Many districts already have one.
As our advisors stated if they do this is easy to do, just add a few new ideas like a vodcast or podcast, for those who do not have a web presence then it will take a fair amount of time.
&quot;Every Building Should have one&quot;
Some are the same as the 21 Things for Teachers
There are a few that are different
Instructional Leadership School Improvement Tools
Beta Soon - Initial Launch in Jan 2011
Carolyn McCarthy, Frank Miracola,
Jennifer Parker-Moore, Melissa
The 21 Things!
21 Things for Teachers Launched May 2009
Over 37,000 people have accessed the site
Just-in-time training for teachers K-12 through an online
interface based on the National Educational Technology
Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)
Basic skills that every k12 Teacher should possess
The site is updated in August every year-revised with
feedback from participants, instructors and changes in
What Makes this Site Unique?
21 Things that are free, online and safe for students to use
21 Things that are based on the NETS-T
Assignments that are classroom related
Live online sessions or watch the recorded sessions at your
We use Adobe Connect for the live sessions
Marzano Connection- Integrating technology into instruction
in Technology Assessment
• Was created by the REMC Instructional
Technology Specialists in Michigan
• This self-assessment is embedded as a pre and
post survey in 21things4teachers.net
• Upon completion of the course, teachers receive
a certificate from the trainer, stating that they
have completed the 66 required hours and that
they are a 21st
Century Technology Educator
(a small sample)
Basics- Office Shortcuts, Bookmarking and Meeting Organizer
Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms
Web Page Design, Blogging
Communication with Skype, Adobe Connect
Screencasting with Jing or Screencastomatic
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety- Staying safe and
identifying educational sites
Differentiated Instruction- screen and text readers
Copyright and Creative Commons
Digital Images- Editing and Organizing
Graphic Organizers and Mapping
Presenting with Google Presenter or Prezi
Research with MEL/MORE
21 Things Statistics
• Over 1000 have attended the face to face
• Over 350 have completed for SB-CEUs
• Over 55 have completed Graduate Credit
• At least 15 ISDs have offered the training to date
• Just in Time - Training
• Online interface for K-12 administrators
• Based on the National Educational Technology Standards
for Administrators (NETS-A).
• Discover what teachers need in order to meet the NETS for
• Participants who fulfill all of the requirements have the
opportunity to earn SBCEU’s.
5 Key Focus Areas Based on the NETS-A
• Visionary Leadership
• Digital Age Learning Culture
• Excellence in Professional Practice
• Systemic Improvement
• Digital Citizenship
Aligned to the NETS-A and ties in work already
being done by an administrator.
Select a building-wide initiative that maximizes
digital-age resources to meet your goal, such as:
School Improvement Frameworks, MiBLSi, RtI,
Technology Plan, etc.
Capstone Activity for Visionary Leadership
a. create a PLN
b. using an online collaboration tool, post information
related to this initiative and invite a target audience
c. create an online graphic for this initiative which
you share with others
d. create a survey to gather feedback on the
... Coming Fall 2011...
Created by a collaboration of REMC Instructional
Technology Specialists (RITS) group
Fall 2010 - Initial Pilot with a few classrooms
Jan 2011 - Revisions based on feedback
Winter 2011 – 2nd pilot with more classrooms
June - Aug 2011 - Final revisions
Sept 2011 – Ready to launch
4 Productivity Suite
5. Project Collaboration
6. Web Presence
8 Digital Media
9 Project Planning
12. Career Prep
13. PLN; 14. Info Lit
16. Staying Organized
18. Digital Citizenship
19. trouble shooting
20. v programming
21. mobile computing
8th Grade Tech Literacy Assessment
a. Portfolio of work from 21things4students
b. RITS 8th grade multiple-choice tech test
(content will be covered in 21things4students
work and is aligned with the NETS-S and
•Note: The 2010 (revised 2009) pre and post multiple
choice versions will be available in October 2010 from
the REMC toolkit.