OITM: 21st Century Leadership Forums [for Assistant Principals & Administrators]

Administrators play a pivotal role in determining how well technology is used in our schools. The National Educators Technology Standards for Administrators enable us to define what assistant principals and administrators need to know to carry out their responsibility as school leaders in the effective use of technology in our schools. There is a wealth of evidence attesting to the importance of leadership in implementing and sustaining technology integration in schools. These forums will focus on how educational leadership can develop 21st century schools.
HRTC, 425 W. 123rd Street, 6th Floor, NY 10027
There is no charge for these workshops.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Excellent Tools for Managing Data

Participants will learn to download ATS reports in Excel format and manipulate, analyze, and use the data to inform administrative and instructional decisions. Strategies for creating charts and graphs to present data in a viewer friendly format will also be included.
Hands-on opportunties will be available for both beginning and advanced users.

Link to Resources / Videos
8:30am- 3:00pm

March 2009 Presenters:

Erika Siler, 5 years old, "Creating an Online Electronic Word Wall" demonstration

Alan November, International 21st Century Education Consultant

A powerful new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning is emerging. Access to more timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students. These same tools can lead to more collegiality, build stronger community relationships and empower students to be more self-directed. Alan is a whirlwind of big ideas and provocative questions. He thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning. More than anything, he is a teacher at heart, with a wealth of experience teaching learners of all ages.This workshop presents clear examples of how this new culture has been achieved.
Participants will choose three breakout sessions from the list below and have Hands-on
opportunities to learn the following free web 2.0 tools. Session will be available for both beginning and advanced users:
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Google Apps
  • Google Earth
  • Skype
  • Converting ppt presentations into flash files for easy uploading to wikis, blogs, or websites
  • Information Literacy

8:00am- 3:30pm

Friday, April 24, 2009 / Cancelled
Presenter: TBA
8:30am- 3:00pm

Thursday, May 28, 2009 / Cancelled
Presenter: Marco Torres, International 21st Century Education & Media Consultant
Marco is a Social Studies teacher, Media Coach, and Educational Technology Director at San Fernando HS in California. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work helping students empower themselves through the mastery of multimedia. He serves as one of Apple’s Distinguished Educators and is an advisory board member of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Torres acknowledges that the problems facing educators are huge but not insurmountable. “We can innovate our way out of our problems.” Torres inspires his students to achieve by providing them with lessons that are meaningful and relevant and through a media they’re most familiar with. Torres set high standards for his students. “I want to blur the line between students and professionals.” The results are phenomenal.
Hands-on opportunities to create a mini-documentary will be available for both beginning and advanced users.
8:30am- 3:00pm