Technology Leadership Certificate
How is the Program structured?The Program is structured with both face-to-face and online components that utilize leading collaborative technologies for learning and remote conferencing.
Who is the Technology Leadership Certificate designed for?
This Certificate is designed for current or aspiring technology leaders including, Directors of Technology, Directors of Innovation, Directors of Teaching and Learning who oversee technology integration, Technology Coordinators, and Integration Coaches who aspire to have leadership roles. This is an intensive Program for leaders who wish to grow themselves and their programs, and have recognized evidence for that growth. This Certificate is not a good fit for leaders who are not change oriented.
How will it help me in my career?Job responsibilities and expectations are growing and changing fast as schools respond to emerging challenges. This is creating exciting and varied opportunities for leaders with the right training and dispositions. Our team of global influencers and leaders will help you enhance your career options by preparing you for leadership in these types of innovative roles and programs at the next level. Use our certificate as recognized currency in demonstrating that you are among the best technology leaders out there.
How will my school benefit?Simply put, schools need better technology leaders. They need leaders who can inspire and effectively manage programs of innovation and change in areas that significantly impact students, teachers, and parents. These leaders must be able to successfully embed programs for digital literacy and citizenship competencies, and empower teachers and learners while balancing elements of control. Many tech leaders must, in addition to this, manage interdependent enterprise and learning systems while remaining vigilant in guarding against immediate security threats. They also need to keep an eye on the horizon to ensure future-readiness and sustainable systems.
What will I learn in the Program?
You will learn how to lead for growth, change, and sustainability in a dynamic environment with content structured around the refreshed framework of the ISTE Administrator Standards. Within these, you are guided towards mastery of the key capabilities and competencies desired by leading international independent schools. These learning outcomes include:
How do the instruction and coursework progress?The Program will commence with the three-day Leadership Lab. This lab will yield most of the personalized goals that you will pursue throughout the program. Think of it as a blueprint for a technology plan. Courses 1-5 will begin immediately after this in sequential order. During each course, learners will actualize and operationalize the concepts and skills acquired during the Leadership Lab by applying and reflecting on real-world application of the material. Assessments are highly varied to capture learning evidence in the form of case studies, reflections, and real-time video that serve to move your technology program forward.
How is this Program unique?
The learning outcomes and associated content have been developed by our instructors out of years of experience leading innovative schools through complex change. Our team will share the wisdom and strategies that no other program can, tailored uniquely for technology leaders in international independent schools. Moreover, the innovative format leverages years of combined online and blended teaching experience to provide intensive, contextual, personalized, and collaborative learning experiences that provide true mastery, not theoretical learning.
How much does it cost and what are my payment options?The full program fee is $3000 USD not including any travel costs (for the face-to-face sessions at the start and the end of the program) or the cost of university credit (if you wish to apply for it). Participants can opt to pay the full program fees up-front for a 10% discount. Alternatively, they can pay 50% upon registration followed by the balance 50% nine months after the start of the course.
What additional benefits will I take with me after the Program is completed?
Courses and Outcomes
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.
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.
Becoming a Systems Designer
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?
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.
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. How do we empower rather than entitle? How do we successfully lead empowered staff and educators?
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