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  • Being a digital leader involves changing our norms…. Making different decisions, getting out of comfort zone… David thornburg once asked the question are we preparing students for our past, or their future?” If it is the latter we must create a new lead differently. Transition to next slide: Change is very difficult…it is a transition…. Sometimes we make changes for the sake of it is challenging…many variables to the change/reform process "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
  • School improvement….PLCs focus….
  • We know it’s about continuous improvement…let’s see where your “farm” is at…..
  • Charcteristics of a PLC
  • So let’s brainstorm….. In the last 30 years or so….. Think about…how have students changed? How are they different now do they interact differently? Or the same? What are some things
  • Yes..students are still social..but they are true digital learners…actively digital…. Sure puts a different thought on kinesthetic learners…. Very engaged in digital medium…more than ever before…why? Access is so ubiquitous… Not only that…. They “world” they connect with is beyond their block…their street…their physical environment……. Transition: Let’s see how these students are engaged in this digital world….
  • EMAIL– gaggle, message boards, gaggle More: gaming, Google earth, satellites climates, digital story telling
  • (Update this slide with your own name, role and affiliation.) Welcome to this introduction to TICAL, which stands for “The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership”; a mouthful, so you can see why it goes by the nickname TICAL. I am _______________ and it’s my pleasure to provide you with an overview of the TICAL project and how you can use it to improve the use of technology—in your school, in your professional life, and even, perhaps, in your personal life.
  • TICAL’s Forum provides you with a way to communicate with colleagues across the state and the nation on topics related to education and technology. If you have a group of administrators who needs a place for an online discussion, TICAL can help. And one of the most beneficial parts of TICAL is the Ask-a-Question discussion area. If you don’t find what you need in TICAL’s database, or you just want to pick you colleague’s brains on a specific ed-tech topic, post your question here and TICAL promises you will get a timely response.
  • Transition: Change is about making things happen that wasn’t possible before. Technology will allow us to have a synergy that will bring us together for a common goal…
  • Cue 2010 FREE! FREE! FREE! Online PLCs

    1. 1. FREE! FREE! FREE! Online PLCs Jason Borgen Program Coordinator – TICAL Santa Cruz County Office of Education
    2. 2. John F. Kennedy "Change is the law of life. Those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
    3. 3. Trends in Education
    4. 4. Backchannel Discussion <ul><li>Supports active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Address questions </li></ul><ul><li>Can discuss your own experiences </li></ul>
    5. 6. Parking Lot Questions/Comments 1 cue 2 3 4 5
    6. 7. 21 st Century – Digital Teaching: Trend or a “new” way…..?
    7. 9. “ Those of us who are committed to school improvement should understand that the processes involved in school improvement are analogous to ‘farming’. We must plant the seeds of school improvement, cultivate, nurture, and care for them. We must practice patience and celebrate the unfolding of each blossom.” Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker
    8. 11. Professional Learning Community
    9. 12. Evidence of a PLC in your area
    10. 13. Wordle of Dufour Educational Leadership May 2004 Schools as Learning Communities
    11. 14. How have students changed?
    12. 15. How have students changed?
    13. 16. From Pew Internet & American Life Project Survey conducted from 2006-2008
    14. 17. Who are our students?
    15. 18. We have all felt this way before!
    16. 19. So why online PLCs? <ul><li> </li></ul>
    17. 20. Web 2.0 Tools Used Successfully to Build PLCs <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms/ Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing, reading, calendaring with Google </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul>
    18. 21. Standard text messaging rates apply (usually $0.10).
    19. 22. Creating an Online PLC – Already modeled <ul><li>Protopage (or other content management site: igoogle, netvibes, etc.) to organize content </li></ul><ul><li>Backchannel discussions using Today’s Meet </li></ul><ul><li>Wallwisher for gathering input/suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Text/web polling with Poll Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Social annotating/sharing with Diigo </li></ul>
    20. 23. PODCASTING <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Class reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly study messages </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Book narration </li></ul><ul><li>Radio shows </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental resources </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>School announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Team updates </li></ul><ul><li>Study skill ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Parent information </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher promising practices </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about new ideas/tools </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD </li></ul>
    21. 24. WIKIS <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Picture representations </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of web sites/documents </li></ul><ul><li>Peer editing </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>School events </li></ul><ul><li>Staff meeting notes </li></ul><ul><li>Parent information </li></ul><ul><li>Staff/team discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Data analysis/conclusions </li></ul>
    22. 25. BLOGS <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections/ summarizing </li></ul><ul><li>Writing skills and prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing with parents/community </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with community </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate staff </li></ul><ul><li>Parent information </li></ul><ul><li>Team/school updates </li></ul><ul><li>Align with School mission </li></ul>
    23. 26. MICROBLOGS <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Backchannels </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient writing processes </li></ul><ul><li>Class reflections </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>School events </li></ul><ul><li>Effective classroom practices seen </li></ul><ul><li>Team events/field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing what’s working </li></ul>
    24. 27. SOCIAL NETWORKS <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Clarifying questions </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation of class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Non-confrontational discussions </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Resource sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Build school community by focusing on vision and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous staff discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of “best practices” </li></ul>
    25. 28. DIGITAL STORYTELLING and <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Writing/reading practice </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking languages </li></ul><ul><li>Peer editing </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to provide information while not present </li></ul><ul><li>Use class examples in presentations, web site, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing/commenting on each other’s lessons (peer coaching) </li></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing valuable Web sites and excerpts of webpages (annotate) </li></ul><ul><li>Project collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Access saved Web site from anywhere </li></ul>SOCIAL BOOKMARKING <ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps resources aligned </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of quality Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Can share with parents and community to show valuable Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Share effective research </li></ul>
    27. 30. VIDEO CONFERNCING <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Language practice </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Research and communicate with a variety of Model schools </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective staff professional development </li></ul>
    28. 31. Collaboration with Google (writing, calendaring, discussing, etc.) <ul><li>CLASSROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative stories </li></ul><ul><li>Project collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom rules brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL PLC </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plan collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting norms collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Student information from class to class (i.e. restroom visits) </li></ul><ul><li>Event sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Data/survey collection, etc. </li></ul>
    29. 32. Google Reader <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Finds new articles from news and blogs you follow </li></ul><ul><li>Share your favorite web articles with others </li></ul><ul><li>Organize by type, category, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Share relevant news feeds from magazines, news sites, blogs, etc. with your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students share items with their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Share with your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Saves you time with all the information </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    30. 33. Google Reader Trends
    31. 34. New and emerging….
    32. 35. <ul><li>Google Wave </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time email collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One message (or Wave) continues the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed maps, polls, etc directly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playback through the entire the message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more sifting through separate messages </li></ul></ul>Another New and Emerging Tool
    33. 36. You can’t start a farm and feed a family overnight! <ul><li>Make a list of your “top 3” you ir your staff/students want to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Do this on a Wiki, blog, or Google Doc </li></ul><ul><li>Share with your PLC to support each other </li></ul><ul><li>Master the “top 3” </li></ul><ul><li>Move on to the “next 3” </li></ul>
    34. 37. Standard text messaging rates apply (usually $0.10).
    35. 38. TICAL The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership A Gateway to Digital Leadership and a global PLC
    36. 39. TICAL’s mission <ul><li>To help K-12 administrators provide informed and effective leadership in the use of technology to improve education. </li></ul>
    37. 40. TICAL is really three things <ul><li>A statewide cadre of school leaders </li></ul><ul><li>An Internet portal </li></ul><ul><li>An annual statewide leadership conference in California </li></ul>
    38. 42. The TICAL Community <ul><li>Professional Social Network </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with colleagues around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions – Guaranteed a timely answer </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources/best practices </li></ul>
    39. 43. Popular TICAL Items <ul><li>Interactive Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs by practicing administrators that accepts comments </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Takes </li></ul><ul><li>TICALevision—Video Podcasts– Accepting Comments! </li></ul><ul><li>Google Form Templates </li></ul>
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    41. 49. TICAL has a facebook page—search for the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
    42. 50. The Conference <ul><li>Leadership 3.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative effort of ACSA, CUE, and TICAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only statewide technology conference specifically for school/district leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April 15-17, 2010 Santa Clara, CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    43. 51. “ If you don't create change, change will create you.” Author is anonymous
    44. 52. It’s all about life-long learning to keep up with the needs of our students Thank You! [email_address] Skype: jasonborgen