READY 2 GO

WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATION LEADERS

SDCOE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY OFFERING
Get ready to lead with technology efficiencies & fun in the coming school year.
Six - 1 hour workshops - 4 to 5 p.m.
April 14 & 28 - May 12 & 26 - July 7 & 14

Improved Communication + Better Efficiencies = A Great School Year

This free mini-series of online workshops is aimed at supporting the technology knowledge & skills, communication, and efficiency of district leaders, principals, vice principals, or any educator aspiring to lead from within their organization. The Educational Technology team at San Diego County Office of Education takes a hands on approach with our workshops. Walk away with new skills, useful plans for moving forward, and an improved ability to lead through example in the area of technology integrations. Our goal is for you to be "Ready 2 Go" on day one, when we start school next year! One convenient registration allows you to choose all or some of the sessions. We will email reminders and session links a week before each session. Use the yellow registration buttons located above, and also located at the bottom of the workshop descriptions below. 

Workshop Descriptions

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example of Principal Bitmoji office
BITMOJI MANIA FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
April 14

Learn how other administrators have leveraged this fun, avatar-based technology to create a more visually engaging school experience. Walk away with tools, examples, and ideas as you launch your own Bitmoji office that can house the important information that your teachers refer to most often.

The image above is used with permission from Mike Paredes, the Principal at Monarch School, San Diego County Office of Education.

Are you a classroom teacher and/or aspiring administrator? Though aimed at district personnel, you can use these same skills in your current setting as well. 

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COHESIVE MESSAGING: TELL YOUR STORY
April 28

Social media has become a large part of how we communicate in society. As school leaders, often times we are expected to communicate with our staff, parents and the community using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., but we do not know how to start.

This class will help you build a plan for clear, cohesive social media communication that aligns with your mission & vision. Walk away with suggestions of when and what to post.

Learn how to promote the branding and image of your school. If you don't tell your story, someone else will, and you may not like their version.

students working on technology with header stating parent night, internet and social media
PLAN YOUR PARENT TECHNOLOGY MEETING
May 12

Reaching as many parents as possible is important to schools. One positive that could come out of the pandemic is the use of online tools such as Zoom or Google Meets to conduct parent meetings. This one hour course helps you plan an online technology focused parent meeting.

While you can use this plan for any content, we will focus on a parent technology information night, including a timeline of topics to cover, when to send out communications and links, and how to conduct the meeting so the meeting is able to be interactive and informative. You will walk away with a checklist of all the steps you need to plan and facilitate any successful online meeting.

black student smiling and interacting with teacher and tablet device
MAKING THE FRAMEWORKS WORK FOR YOU
May 26

Recently teachers have developed some powerful technology skills, a potential positive outcome stemming from the necessity of teaching online. But will those skills be sidelined or even dropped when you return to classrooms?

As we begin to move into hybrid and even fully in-person teaching, you have the opportunity to make a technology infused environment the standard at your school. But, how do you determine what technology to keep and what to retire?

Technology frameworks can help you determine what integrations and teaching practices have the most impact on student achievement. Walk away with knowledge, tools for gathering data, and a means of coaching teaching toward meaningful integration that supports all students. 

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Part 1: A.G.I.L.E. IN EDUCATION
July 7

Does morning drop off not work for parents & staff? Are students running late between classes? Are parents not attending school meetings? Is chronic absenteeism on the rise? Every school has a series of problems that require expediency and innovation.

Lead your team through an efficient process for finding solutions to issues that plague your school community. Engage in needs assessment and root cause analysis protocols that are AGILE inspired but modified to fit educational settings.

In this first of two sessions. Learn a process that you can follow with all stakeholder groups, that takes advantage of social capital. Identify problems, efficiently analyze for root causes, and determine priority. 

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Part 2: A.G.I.L.E. IN EDUCATION
July 14

Identifying problems and their root causes is not impactful unless action items are taken. How can an administrator build stakeholder trust and cooperation that will motivate more cohesive response?

In this second of two sessions, you will experience a tech-industry evolved, rapid-prototyping process to help you take on issues identified by stakeholders.

This process helps educational leaders facilitate a cycle of identifying potential solutions, building and prioritizing action items, and implementing.

Furthermore, you will learn to efficiently gather and share data on the impact of your solutions so you can either stay the course or pivot in a data-driven direction. Use this process to lead your stakeholders toward the most positive outcomes.

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We are a collaborative team focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the number and speed of innovations coming from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). We provide support to district and school leaders, staff, students, and the greater San Diego community to translate ideas into impact and generate new solutions at every level. 

The San Diego County Office of Education is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. SDCOE does not discriminate in its employment practices or educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, physical or mental disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender/transgender identity and expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, a perception of one or more of such characteristics, association with a person of group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law as applicable to educational services and/or employment. More detailed SDCOE policies and regulations can be found at www.sdcoe.net/nondiscrimination.

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