Tomorrow’s First #CPChat for #CE14 Addresses How School Leaders Can Best Support Technology Integration Efforts

Jason Markey
Rosie Vojtek

We are excited that for the second straight year Connected Principals will be working in conjunction with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) during the month of October to help promote Connected Educator Month and National Principals Month. This week’s Twitter Chat will take place tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST on our #CPChat hashtag and the topic will be How Principals Can Best Support Technology Integration In Their Schools.

We are thrilled to have Jason Markey and Rosie Vojtek as our co-moderators for tomorrow night’s chat!

Jason is the Principal at East Leyden High in Illinois and he was recipient of the 2014 Digital Principal’s Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Rosie is in her 16th year as the Principal at Ivy Drive Elementary School in Bristol, Connecticut. She is also the Chair of ISTE’s SIGAdmin Group and an active proponent of technology in schools.

This series will continue for the remainder of the month every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Here are the rest of our topics and moderators:

October 9 – Constructive Teacher Evaluations – Moderators Jessica Johnson and Kenneth Durham.

October 16 – Using Social Media for Professional Learning – Moderators Amber Teamann and Joe Mazza

October 23 – Cultivating Teacher Leaders – Moderators Brad Currie and Jethro Jones

October 30 – Building and Sustaining a Professional Culture – East Coast Moderators TBA – We will be adding a Pacific Coast Session during our final #CPChat of the month beginning at 8 Pacific. This session will be moderated by Cale Birk and Chris Wejr. 

2 Comments

  1. Danielle Moore said:

    I am working on completing my Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and I am working on a project currently that has to deal with how does administration recognize effective and efficient use of Smart Boards and what is might look like in classrooms.
    If there are any of you how could answer a few questions regarding this topic that would certainly be appreciated. You can access the questions at: http://goo.gl/forms/lMoySYBkH8
    or answer the questions below in a comment:

    How do you define effective and efficient use of Smart Boards in classrooms? What might it look like?

    How do you convey to teachers the vision or best practices for classroom use of the SmartBoard/Starboard?

    What sorts of ways do you generate buy in from teachers about the vision for what the SmartBoards/Starboards are to do?

    How are you encouraging and supporting teachers to learn best practices for SmartBoards/Starboards?

    What sorts of changes or additions have you made to support teachers’ using SmartBoards/Starboards well?

    Is there any thing that might help school administration, as leaders, to recognize and promote teachers effective and efficient use of SmartBoards/Starboards?

    October 13, 2014
    • Janet said:

      I read this in a timely moment and I hope you do not mind my posting this here. During a goal setting meeting, I had my lead say something to me and it shifted my paradigm regarding instructional technology. The statement was “Many times administrators focus on a specific technology tool (i.e. iPads, SMARTBoards, Chromebooks) instead of focusing on the overall goal of utilizing technology to promote collaboration, curation, communication, and contribution among all stakeholders in our schools. These 4 C’s will define technology best practices for every member of a professional learning community.

      Any thoughts?

      October 17, 2014

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