Weekly outline

  • February 8 - February 14

    orientation Orientation

    Welcome to Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century! This interactive e-learning course helps school and district leaders support technology integration that improves teacher effectiveness and enhances student achievement. You will engage with colleagues as you examine strategies to promote and sustain effective technology integration. Through activities and discussions, you will learn how technology can support a collaborative school community. Finally, you will have an opportunity to extend your learning by exploring technology trends in education.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 4 in the Orientation Module of the Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century multimedia course files. These will help you become familiar with the design and navigation of the course. In addition, you will introduce yourself to your colleagues in the online forum and review the final project for this course.

  • February 15 - February 21

    session one Technology Leadership

    Welcome to Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century! School leadership is a critical component of 21st century teaching and learning. Innovative teachers require supportive leaders who understand that technology integrated into well-designed, standards-based instruction improves student achievement. In this Module, you will consider your own strengths and challenges as a leader. You will also explore strategies for fostering a learning environment that leverages technology to help develop students' 21st century skills.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 4 in Module 1 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century multimedia course files. After examining the characteristics of 21st century classrooms and effective professional development to support teachers, you will join your colleagues in an asynchronous online forum to share ideas. You will also begin work on the final project for this course. Let's get started!

  • February 22 - February 28

    session two Collaboration with Technology

    In Module 2, you will investigate how Web-based tools enable administrators, teachers, and students to collaborate and communicate with each other and the world. You will also consider how online communities can create a positive environment, discuss and learn best practices to protect against online threats and misuse, and explore how technology and policy can work together.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 4 in Module 2 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century multimedia course files. In addition to learning more about appropriate Internet use, you will also explore several categories of online collaborative tools that could be used in classrooms in your school or district. Then you will share your thoughts in the online forum before continuing to develop your own final project for this course.

  • 1 March - 7 March

    session 3 Technology Trends

    In Session 3, you will explore some of the emerging trends in technology. You will have the opportunity to look more deeply at the role that smartphones, online learning, and electronic textbooks can play in the classroom. You will then share your thoughts with your colleagues in the discussion and complete work on your final project. This Session includes Lessons 1-4 in Module 3 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century multimedia course files.

  • March 8 - March 14

    session four

    Principles of Effective Leadership

    Now that you have explored how the use of technology and digital citizenship translates into leadership, it is time to step back and look at the qualities of effective leaders in general.  In this module, you will explore the criteria for effective leaderhship.  As you consider the qualities that effective leaders display, you will also look at considerations and pathways that could help you develop new skills or enhance those you already display.  You will look for demonstrations of effective leadership in your course project and help yourself and your classmates improve on those qualities.

  • March 15 - March 21

    session five Next Generation Teaching and Learning

    It takes visionary leadership to move teaching and learning toward 21st Century goals and objectives.  Next Generation Learning and Teaching has been defined by six attributes that allow for high quality standards, authentic and meaningful student work, while still supporting the ability to personalize learning, support students in their learning and at the time of their choosing, and provide opportunities for a strong student voice. Next Generation Learning and Teaching environments need technology and digital tools to support student success and effective leaders that support and nurture both teachers and students.  In this module, you will explore the attributes of next generation learning and teaching.  You will look at these attributes in terms of the leadership and technology skills needed to support them.  As you define areas in your current school situation that support next generation learning, you will also identify areas where effective leadership can support improvements.

  • March 22 - March 28

    session five

    Project Sharing

    In this final session you will be sharing your final course projects with your classmates. All the hard work you have completed to meet the objectives of the course are reflected in your projects. Sharing this work will enable you to look at the thoughts and ideas of others and evaluate your work and theirs with respect to the objectives and goals of the course. As you share your projects and review the projects of your classmates, you will begin to think more deeply about how projects are developed to help meet standards you are teaching, and how the work the students do to complete the projects reinforce their learning and achievement.

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