Title No. EDU5505E)
Leading Schools in a Web 2.0
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training,Technology,Computer Education,Career
Description:This course is designed to acquaint
administrators with new online communication and web 2.0 tools that support school
operations. The course will provide a hands-on introduction to a number of
key tools as well as address critical issues that administrators need to
consider when introducing these technologies into school practices.
Participants will also explore numerous examples where web 2.0 tools are
creatively and successfully being used by school administrators and their
staffs. By the end of the course, administrators will have worked with peers
to gain hands-on experience with these technologies, addressed issues
surrounding their use, and developed a personal vision and action plan for
introducing and using one of these technologies in their schools.
Pre-requisites: This course is an introductory experience for
administrators, professional development specialists, or other school
personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers and
the Internet and proficiency with email and current web-browsers. A
microphone or headset is recommended for the session on podcasting.
Objectives: This course will enable participants to:
• Learn how web 2.0 tools can enrich administrators' abilities to communicate
and collaborate with school and district staff, community, students and
• Investigate key issues and policy needs related to the use of web 2.0 tools
• Actively explore useful key web 2.0 tools, including Google Docs, podcasts,
• Develop a personal action plan to improve communication and collaboration
using web 2.0 tools
• Create a pilot project using one of the web 2.0 tools covered in this
ACLD approved for 1 PLU with later enrollment in Showcase course PLUACLD021
to begin 6-months after EDU5505 completion.