Ed Tech Boot Camp - Tech Learning

Ed Tech Boot Camp

The Center for Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education is busy training next-generation school technology officers.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Thanks to a new program at the University of Minnesota, rising technology stars can enjoy higher learning. The threeyear- old Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (www.schooltechleadership.org) combines classroom and distance learning for a 15-credit program designed to train the next generation of district technology coordinators. Earlier this summer, it was certified by the University Council for Educational Administration. Director Scott McLeod says the curriculum spans 13 months, beginning and ending with six-day sessions on campus in St. Paul. In the interim, participants engage in a Web-based distance learning component and a one-credit leadership project of their choice. “The whole idea of the program is to expose people to technology they haven’t seen before,” he says. “We want to give our students a richer and deeper understanding of what the technology side of school leadership looks like.” So far, the program has received rave reviews from the 35 people who’ve paid between $6,000 and $9,000 each to participate. Though a founding grant from the Department of Education expired this summer, McLeod says the program now supports itself.

Matt Villano, former editor for CRN, is a California-based freelance writer.

Featured

Related

Ed Tech Leader of the Year 2004

By Michael Milone The Technology & Learning Ed Tech Leader of the Year program, sponsored by PLATO Learning, recognizes K-12 educators who demonstrate leadership, vision, and creativity in implementing technology in schools and districts. After poring over entries from all across the United States, and even as far

Ed Tech Leader of the Year 2003

By Michael Milone Every year we identify a special group of educators who we believe are the standard-bearers when it comes to cutting-edge, technology-infused practices. This year is no exception. From changing an entire school's culture to providing students with new curricular opportunities they wouldn't otherwise

High-Tech Summer Camps

It's a balmy 78 degrees with a slow breeze rustling the palm leaves and the arched, sandstone colonnades of the stately Main Quad buildings reading a rich yellow in the afternoon sun. Students loll about the fountain, bike through the Rodin Sculpture Garden, sip coffee on the steps of Tressider Union, and lunch in a

Schools' use of ed tech to be showcased promo image

Schools' use of ed tech to be showcased

The National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network  will visit school districts in New Jersey, Virginia, and Kentucky in spring 2011 to showcase outstanding use of educational technology.

Wikis Work for Online Tech Ed Courses

What’s a Wiki? Wikis are collaborative web sites that allow multiple authors to create and edit information on that site. The most recognized Wiki is Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia allowing anyone to post and edit information. (Riddell, 2006) The technology, the invention of Ward Cunningham in 1994,

Ed tech companies honored promo image

Ed tech companies honored

  The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) recognized the best growth companies in the education technology market at its annual Ed Tech Industry Summit, held May 24, 2010, in San Francisco.

SIIA’s 2013 Annual Ed Tech Industry Summit Explains ‘Navigating Next’

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, last week held its 10th Annual Ed Tech Industry Summit, themed “Navigating Next,” in San Francisco. Attended by more than 350 educational technology leaders, the Summit featured strategies, cases studies, and success stories about best business practices on topics including game-based learning, going global and mobile, market data and trends, OER and commercial publishers, leveraging social media, and more.