• Digital Leadership Academy 2019-2020
     

    The following sessions are required for all Digital Leadership Academy participants. You will earn 16 CPE hours when you complete the required sessions.

    Common Sense School Certification (6 CPE Hours) (Required)

    Engage your staff and community in the Common Sense School Certification process and what it means for students. Certification takes schools through the necessary steps to equip students and teachers with the skills they need to be responsible users of technology. The components for certification are outlined in an easy to follow the process. The certificate is valid for two school years. Schools engage in digital citizenship professional learning, lessons for students, and parent engagement.



    School Digital Learning Plan (4 CPE Hours) (Required)

    Collaborate with your school Technology Liaison and technology committee to complete the school digital learning plan.  Each year campus technology liaisons are asked to convene a school technology committee and to complete a school digital learning plan. A template is provided. Receive support and guidance from Educational Technology.  Use the school digital learning plan template and data from BrightBytes to support technology goals and strategies.   To complete the plan, you do need to engage your school technology committee. Your campus Technology Liaison is familiar with this process. The plan is due November 15, 2019.



    The Fort Worth Technology Conference-Saturday, January 25, 2020 (6 CPE Hours) (Required)
    Each year, Educational Technology provides a full-day of professional learning for Fort Worth ISD employees and school employees in surrounding districts.  Join colleagues in a day of learning designed to inspire, motivate, and grow your digital toolkit.

     

    Creating Technology-Enhanced, Learner-Centered Classrooms (Article Study)  (Online, 3 CPE Hours)

    This article provides an overview of a study involving 126 teachers in northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas. The article provides insight into how to support teachers in creating a technology-enhanced, learner-centered classroom.  The authors are Dr. Yun-Jo An and Dr. Charles Reigeluth. Participants will read the article, complete the quiz, and participate in the discussion board. ***This eCourse is available in itslearning. You must log into itslearning and enroll in the course. See the Instructor Notes for more information.

     

    Google Forms for School Leaders (Online, 2 CPE Hours)

    Google Forms is used for collecting and organizing data. During this professional learning session, participants will create forms, utilize various question types, embed video, send forms, and review form responses. ***This eCourse is available in itslearning. You must log into itslearning and enroll in the course. See the Instructor Notes for more information.



    Google Keep for School Leaders (Online, 2 CPE Hours)

    Google Keep is used to create and manage notes and lists. During this professional learning session, participants will create notes, take image notes, save drawings as notes, and share notes. ***This eCourse is available in itslearning. You must log into itslearning and enroll in the course. See the Instructor Notes for more information.

     

    Google Shared Drives for School Leaders (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    Shared Drives is a shared space where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device. Unlike files in My Drive, files in a Shared Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done. During this professional learning session, participants will set up a Shared Drive, add files and folders, learn how to manage files and folders, and share and collaborate.

     

    Microsoft Teams for School Leaders (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, meetings, files, and apps together in one place. Microsoft Teams is a hub for every type of teamwork. Transform the way your staff and teachers collaborate in teams and communicate as a school. Utilize the built-in PLC Notebooks to continue lifelong learning. Streamline staff communication and collaboration on school-wide initiatives. During this professional learning session, participants will create a team and use the three major components (team, channels, and tabs) to organize resources.



    Microsoft Excel (Beginner) for School Leaders (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using both basic and complex arithmetic operations and functions. Professional learning topics for this session include worksheet basics, cell basics, modifying columns, rows, and cells, formatting cells, saving, and simple formulas.

     

    Microsoft Excel (Intermediate) for School Leaders (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically. Professional learning topics for this session include creating complex formulas, working with basic functions, sorting data, outlining data, filtering data, formatting tables, and working with charts.

     

    Microsoft Excel (Advanced) for School Leaders (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet tool included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically. Professional learning topics for this session include working with sparklines, creating pivot tables, and using what-if analysis.

     

    Presentation and Facilitation Tools for School Leaders, Part 1 (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    During this training, participants will explore digital tools that support teaching and learning.  Participants will receive an overview of each tool.  Participants will practice using a variety of tools by completing challenges.  Practice using digital tools to support your work, whether you are engaging the community or observing learning in the classroom. During this professional learning session, participants will use Google Slides, Padlet, and Yo Teach!

     

    Presentation and Facilitation Tools for School Leaders, Part 2 (Lab, 2 CPE Hours)

    During this training, participants will explore digital tools that support teaching and learning.  Participants will receive an overview of each tool.  Participants will practice using a variety of tools by completing challenges.  Practice using digital tools to support your work, whether you are engaging the community or observing learning in the classroom. During this professional learning session, participants will use Zoom and Flipgrid.

     

    Principals’ Perceptions of the Importance of Technology in Schools (Article Study) (Online, 3 CPE Hours)

    This article provides an overview of a study involving 311 principals from a large metropolitan area in the southwest region of the United States. Through a questionnaire, principals reported their perspectives on the major functions of technology in schools. The authors are Hersh C. Waxman, Anna Witt Boriack, Yuan-Hsuan Lee, and Angus MacNeil. Participants will read the article, complete the quiz, and participate in the discussion board ***This eCourse is available in itslearning. You must log into itslearning and enroll in the course. See the Instructor Notes for more information.

     

    Studies of Technology Tool Usage Are Not Enough (Article Study) (Online, 3 CPE Hours)

    This article delves into the under-represented area of educational leadership and its intersection with technology. The article proposes three intersections of technology and school leadership. The authors are Scott McLeod, Justin M. Bathon, and Jayson W. Richardson. Participants will read the article, complete the quiz, and participate in the discussion board. ***This eCourse is available in itslearning. You must log into itslearning and enroll in the course. See the Instructor Notes for more information.***