Technology Topics for 21st Century Administrators: Productivity is a hybrid professional learning group that provides both face-to-face and online content to support educational leadership in our students' technological world. There are many technological tools available in the marketplace that can help administrators in their tasks and help them succeed in their roles. Such tools make administrators more productive and efficient in their day-to-day tasks. For this professional learning group, school leaders will develop technology skills and strategies to better support their teachers and improve student achievement. Administrators will work together to better use technology to improve personal productivity and model the professional use of technology. Participants will discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders in the group and apply them to their own practice.

Alabama Technology in Motion Specialists will facilitate three professional learning group meetings (four hours per meeting) and participants must attend all meetings and participate in all online activities. Meeting topics are as follows: Data Analysis and Synthesis, Tablets and Technology Tools for Administrators, and Productivity with Technology. In addition to attending group meetings members will meet online to complete technology explorations, digital readings and participate in discussion forums. Each administrator must complete an action plan for each face-to-face meeting topic.

This professional learning unit will be offered by Alabama Technology in Motion and meetings will be held in participating regional in-service center areas.

PLUACLD 379 Leadership Capabilities for the 21st Century

Leadership Capabilities for the 21st Century 


Leadership Capabilities in the 21st Century is a hybrid professional learning group that provides both face-to-face and online content to support educational leadership in our students' technological world. As our classrooms today becomes more tech-centric and our students become more immersed in the world of technology it is important to examine how technology impacts teaching and learning. It is no longer enough to just provide the technology in our schools and institutions. It is imperative to examine the level of student engagement and how technology affects pedagogy and the delivery of content. The purpose of this professional learning unit is to develop leadership capabilities that guide and coach teachers in the effective integration of technology with the goal of developing student centered learning. The essential question we ask ourselves is, "How can administrators best support teachers in the immersion of technology into a standards based curriculum?” School leaders will review best practices and use cutting edge technology to guide teachers in the effective integration of technology and provide appropriate support for developing strategies for student centered learning. Participants will discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders in the group and apply them to their own practice.

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