• Cohort 1 Begins October 4 to 6, 2018

    Hong Kong Academy

     

    Cohort 2 Begins March 14 to 16, 2019

    IS Luxembourg

  • As school technology leaders, we are tasked with agendas of innovation and change in areas that significantly impact students, teachers, and parents in complex ways.

     

    We are charged with the equitable development of digital literacy and citizenship competencies, successfully balancing empowerment and control, and managing interdependent enterprise and learning systems. That’s not all! We must also remain vigilant in guarding against immediate security threats while keeping an eye on the horizon to ensure future-readiness for all stakeholders.

     

    Where do current and aspiring technology leaders turn for leadership training to effectively meet these growing demands?

  • Technology Leadership Certificate Program

    Leadership programs are traditionally designed for principals and school heads. This one-of-a-kind program is tuned specifically for school technology leaders with expectations to become influential change agents in any capacity at their school. The Certificate is:

    • For Current or Aspiring School Technology Leaders
    • An 18 Month Blended Learning Program - Combination of Face-to-Face Leadership Lab meetings, Online Courses, and Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Mentoring/Coaching Meetings. 
    • Cohort Model
    • Based on ISTE Leadership Standards
    • Taught by Global Influencers
    • Transformative Content

    Learn from experienced global influencers who bring decades of experience leading diverse teams through the kind of change all schools are currently facing. Lead, adapt, and succeed with confidence in an unpredictable technology landscape.

     

    The Technology Leadership Certificate will:

    • Enhance your career options by preparing you for leadership in next-level roles or schools 
    • Offer recognized evidence of rigorous application of high-level leadership practice in complex change environments
    • Help you grow a global network of colleagues with a shared purpose
    • Earn university credits toward an advanced degree. (University credits are being negotiated with a well-known university. This will be announced soon.)
     

    Cohort size is limited to 15 participants

     

    Cohort 1 Details:

    Program Start and Initial Leadership Lab: October 4 to 6, 2018 at Hong Kong Academy
    Mid-Point Leadership Lab: July 26 and 27, 2019 (tentative)
    Fulfillment Lab and Program Ends for Cohort 1: April 3 and 4, 2020 (tentative)

     

    Cohort 2 Details:

    Program Start and Initial Leadership Lab: March 14 to 16, 2019 at IS Luxembourg
    Mid-Point Leadership Lab: February, 2020 (TBA)
    Fulfillment Lab and Program Ends for Cohort 2: November, 2020 (TBA)

  • Our Unique Program Features:

    Integrated and Intensive

    The Technology Leadership Certificate commences with a three-day, hands-on Leadership Lab where participants dive into outcomes that address current and evolving needs. This, along with follow-up face-to-face labs, is facilitated by experienced and influential instructors and experts.

    Contextualized Concepts for Real-World Application

    Following the Leadership Lab, participants return to their schools with multiple real-world, design-led goals that they will set out to achieve over the next 18 months with guidance from our instructors. Participants follow a recommended course of action determined at the face-to-face sessions that are personalized for each leader’s context.

    Personalized Coaching for your Goals

    Participants regularly meet online with the instructors in a coaching capacity at relevant intervals and for a predetermined number of hours to help facilitate success with their goals.

    Collaborative and Interactive Learning

    Participants also meet online with their cohort and instructors to discuss and share progress in a productive, highly structured, collaborative manner that yields insights for problem-solving and innovation.

    Innovative Content from Leading Practitioners

    What if online content could bring together the most powerful elements of inquiry, guided practice, and peer coaching with industry-leading collaborative tools? What if this content came from global influencers with extensive experience in academic, educational, and even business backgrounds?

  • The Leadership Lab

    Becoming a Systems Designers

    All technology leaders oversee complex systems with often unpredictable outcomes. The best way to understand complexity is to understand the many interconnected simple systems that create it. How thoroughly are you able to understand and report out on the effectiveness of technology integration and support systems? How well does data and information move through your technology systems to improve your organizations productivity?

     

     

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Apply systems thinking fundamentals to become a problem finder at your school with the ability to improve existing systems and develop new ones.
    • Map out the functions of a dynamic and resilient technology support and integration team.
    • Learn how to evaluate and assess the depth and rigour of technology integration at your school through a self-led audit. 
    • Understand the characteristics and possibilities of an interoperable learning technologies ecosystem that incorporates the most progressive tools and associated practices. 
    • Develop and replicate sound and reliable personal and team productivity systems to ensure tasks and projects are completed on time. 

    Becoming a Change Agent

    Everyone wants change, but nobody wants to change. Moving people and organizations forward in a sustainable way is a complex challenge that technology leaders must master in the Digital Age. Learn what traditional leadership courses often leave out and how these key skills can make or break your efforts to have a meaningful long-term impact on your school.

     

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Learn and apply current thinking on adaptive leadership and management to build an innovative technology plan.
    • Develop a communication plan that involves and informs all stakeholders with clarity and coherence of purpose.
    • Learn and practice skills for leading strategic conversations with those you serve.
    • Understand and incorporate diffusion of innovation and influencer dynamics in your change efforts.

    Becoming an Equity and Citizenship Advocate

    All leaders have in their charge the responsibility to ensure that their learners are prepared for a a world of digital work and learning including modes that have not yet been created. Schools that help all of their kids develop core competencies of digital citizenship, digital literacies, and confidence to self-direct their learning with technology, are offering their learners a powerful and necessary skill set for future readiness.

     

     

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Evaluate learner-centered, Digital-Age learning models and strategies that prepare students for future work and learning. 
    • Learn how to successfully and sustainably embed digital citizenship in your curriculum. 
    • Evaluate and evolve your technology access model to be a champion for equity and inclusion.
    • Learn to develop and socialize strong policy assets that will provide a level of insurance for your learners and your school’s transformation.
    • Plan for continuity of instruction in the event of a forced school closure.
     

    Becoming an Empowering Leader

    Are you aware of the impact your leadership style has on the culture of your school and the rate of technology adoption? Success as a leader in the Digital Age requires a certain level of empowerment of those you lead. Every action, from the words we choose to the decisions we make, sends a message either of compliance or empowerment. From the way we manage professional learning to the way we roll-out new tools, each of these approaches has its place. How do you know which to choose? How do we successfully lead empowered staff and educators?

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Develop an immersive, personalized professional learning program that is geared toward both the needs of the school and the needs of teachers. 
    • Understand the intricacies of instructional coaching for technology and lay out a scope for a successful technology coaching program.
    • Learn how to create a culture of innovation at your school and develop influencers who will make change happen.
    • Empower your team with good data and the skills to talk about it productively and set goals.
     
     
     
     
     

    Becoming a Connected Learner

    All leaders have in their charge the responsibility to ensure that their learners are prepared for a a world of digital work and learning including, modes that have not yet been created. Schools that help all of their kids develop core competencies of digital citizenship, digital literacies, and confidence to self-direct their learning with technology, are offering their learners a powerful and necessary skill set for future readiness.

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand the technology horizon and learn how to turn exponential change in educational technology from a challenge into an opportunity. 
    • Frame a plan to assimilate innovative technologies in a sustainable manner.
    • Adopt effective streams of information for consumption and curation and focus your energy in the most relevant space.
  • Faculty & Partners

    Connie White

    Kevin Crouch

    Dr. Scott McLeod

    Elizabeth Helfant

    Scott Klososky

    Maggie Hos-McGrane

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