(PD Title No. EDU5505E)
Leading Schools in a Web 2.0 World
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training,Technology,Computer Education,Career Tech
Grade(s): PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,CC,Other
Hours: 30.00


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 parents;
Investigate key issues and policy needs related to the use of web 2.0 tools in schools;
Actively explore useful key web 2.0 tools, including Google Docs, podcasts, and blogs
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 course.

ACLD approved for 1 PLU with later enrollment in Showcase course PLUACLD021 to begin 6-months after EDU5505 completion.