Thursday, July 10, 2008

iTunes U K-12 Launch

iTunes U K-12 Launch SETDA worked with Apple to help states launch free content for K-12 educators via Apple's iTunes U. AZ, FL, ME, MI, NJ, PA and UT, along with other educational institutions are now sharing resources for K-12 educators via iTunes U. This initiative strives to create a destination where professional development, curricula resources, examples of best practices and student samples are easily accessible. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Draft of '09-'12 Tech Plan Template is available

The official version will not be released until early August. If you would like a draft copy of the template, send me an e-mail. Rollout sessions will take place at each RESC during the beginning of the school year. As soon as dates are established, I'll post them.

Summer technology leadership workshops for administrators

The Intel® Teach Leadership Forum provides face-to-face professional development focusing on the importance of leadership in promoting, supporting, and modeling the use of technology in instruction. Participants will explore relevant research and behaviors related to supporting effective technology integration and associated professional development.

Participants taking part in the Forum will:
 Examine the critical role leaders play in the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning;
 Apply their knowledge to create a prioritized list of leadership behaviors that impact the integration of technology as a tool to improve student learning;
 Analyze the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A); and
 Synthesize their understanding to begin development of a personalized action plan to implement in their school or district, with a focus on assessment.

If you are a teacher evaluator then please consider joining one of the summer workshops. Download a flyer with all of the details. Beginning June 24th., workshops will be available at your local RESC and at CAS.