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Future Ready Learning: The new national ed tech plan
by Susan Brooks-Young
The first National Education Technology Plan, Getting American Students Ready for the 21st Century: Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge, was published in 1996. This is noteworthy because prior to the release of this plan, there was little incentive for schools or other education-related institutions to invest much in the way of time or resources into developing instructional technology plans. The first national plan was built on four goals:
A Different Kind of Learning Experience
by Sandra Miller
Every year Project Tomorrow releases findings from their Speak Up Survey. I am always amazed at this research and how I can use it with different stakeholder groups to move technology forward. The project's wide participant base helps! Over 500,000 people participated in this year's survey, which includes 415,686 K-12 students, 38,613 teachers and librarians, 40, 218 parents, 4,536 administrators and technology leaders, and 6,623 community members.
Books fall open, you fall in
by Leslie Miller
Like many educators who are also mothers, I dreamed of reading to my children every night before bed. I saw myself reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, gently tucking them in, and watching them drift off to join Aslan in Narnia. I managed to fulfill that dream when they were small and loved picture books. Yet somewhere around the time my eldest wanted a more challenging reading experience than The Very Quiet Cricket, I realized nightly reading was a road block. What with homework and nightly routines, I just couldn’t do it! [read more]
TICAL is one of California's Statewide Education Technology Services (SETS). Each project provides unique resources to help educators use technology.
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A 9 week Administrator Certification begins June 23rd with a choice of a face-to-face kick off in Santa Cruz and Manhattan Beach. A 9 week online course begins June 22nd for PLL in Santa Cruz OR San Mateo (Northern California) and Manhattan Beach OR Riverside County Office of Education (Southern California).
Interested in earning an innovative certification? We are offering two certifications this summer. Professional Learning Leader and Administrator Certification. Professional Learning Leader focuses on educators who provide professional development and are looking for ways to promote digital learning and technology. Administrator certification is geared towards educational leaders who support and drive decisions and vision in their school, district, or organization focused on digital learning.
Produced by AAEA, ADE, and TICAL
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CCSS-Aligned Resources and Content Delivery!
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Your Students Can Now Report Bullying Digitally!
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A Common Core Implementation Checklist Just For You!
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A Social Media Handbook -- Geared for Administrators