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Snapshot 1 of 2: Building Capacity From the Inside Out

[Listen and learn : Snapshot]

Monday, June 27, 8:30–9:30 am
CCC 203, Table 1

favoritesElizabeth Brumbaugh  favoritesMartin Cisneros  favoritesKaren Larson  favoritesCate Tolnai  
With the increase of teacher leaders, building a team of adults is imperative. Come learn from one team’s wicked failures and outstanding celebrations to immediately build your own PLN to collaborate with and learn from.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None needed, but might be helpful to follow along with slides and participate in the backchannel
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practice and models for coaching
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Coaches : Digital age learning environments
Coaches : Professional development and program evaluation
Coaches : Visionary leadership
Additional detail: ISTE Professional Learning Network pick

Related exhibitors: favorites Teacher Created Materials, favorites Squirrels LLC, favorites MAXCases/EdTechTeam, favorites Kahoot! EDU, Inc., favorites BrightBytes, favorites COMMON SENSE EDUCATION, favorites Google, Inc.

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Leadership isn’t a title - it’s a way of life, and many of us are accidental leaders. There is a growing need for support to be provided to teachers leaders and teachers on special assignment, and this is especially true for instructional technology leaders. However, the challenge arises when you are one teacher leader in a sea of teachers and administrators, and stuck somewhere in between.

This session is designed to help provide supports, practical strategies and model practices to attendees. Underlying this high-energy session will be philosophies that call upon adult learning theory, Leading Edge Certification Professional Learning Leader lessons and real-life experiences.

Web-based slides will be used and shared with participants to reference beyond the session itself.


Presentation Outline:
5 minute presenter introductions
15 minutes - In the Beginning - One team member will present the beginnings of the team, along with guiding questions in building a team, practical strategies used to create cohesion among adults (referencing some adult learning theory practices), and small steps to take in any situation for attendees to create their own teams
15 minutes - And We’re Off! - Another team member will present how to sustain energy in a team, again with a focus on guiding questions, practical strategies and small steps for the attendees
15 minutes - Movin’ Right Along - Another team member will present on how to look toward the unknown future and inspire the team, highlighting that leadership isn’t a position, but a mindset.
10 minutes - Review, reflection & Q&A

The fourth team member and Manager by title will manage a 2nd screen backchannel during the session to both model good leadership, as well as allow for ongoing participant questions and interaction.

Supporting research

Mead, Megan. "Leading the Way for Building 21st Century Instructional Coaches - Getting Smart by Megan Mead - EdTech, Highschool, Innovation, Profdev, STEM, STEMchat." Getting Smart Leading the Way for Building 21st Century Instructional Coaches Comments. Getting Smart, 14 Nov. 2013. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.

P21 Professional Development for the 21st Century

Tech in Education, Internt'nl Society. ISTE Standards (n.d.): n. pag. ISTE Standards Coaches. ISTE, 2011. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.

We also have used the following books in our own development and will reference elements of these books throughout:
Building a Professional Learning Community at Work - DuFours
The Constructivist Leader - Lambert, et al
Emotional Intelligence - Goleman
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Lencioni
Rapid Retooling - Gerschel & Polsky
The Leadership Challenge - Kouzes & Posner
Leading in a Culture of Change - Fullan
The Multiplier Effect - Wiseman
Servant Leadership - Greenleaf
Shine - Hallowell
Strengths Finder 2.0 - Rath
The World is Flat - Friedman



favorites Elizabeth Brumbaugh, The Harker School

Elizabeth is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Common Sense Media Lead Learner, Leading Edge Professional Developer, FableVision Ambassador, and Grant-Writer. Her most recent book was Creating a Google Apps Classroom: An Educator’s Cookbook, produced by Shell Publishing and co-authored with four other talented Google Certified Teachers. She was recently honored with the 2015 ACSA (Association for California School Administrators) Technology Administrator of the Year statewide award and works in the Santa Clara County as an Educational Technology Administrator.

favorites Martin Cisneros, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Martin is an Academic Technology Specialist, a GeekDad, and TechJedi. He delivers modern and inspirational professional learning services, progressive edtech professional development, producing digitally informed technology leadership and implementation of 21st-century competency skills for teaching and learning in our TK-12 and higher ed institutions. Currently, a Google Certified Innovator/Trainer, CUE Technology Leader Network Lead, Monterey Bay CUE President, CUE Rockstar Faculty, Leading Edge Professional Developer/Online & Blended Educator/Digital Educator/Professional Learning Leader, Common Sense Media Educator, California Digital Learning Collaborative (CADLC), and an ISTE Social Media Ambassador.

favorites Karen Larson, Santa Clara County Office of Education

favorites Cate Tolnai, CUE, Inc

As Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Cate Tolnai coaches and guides teachers & administrators as they venture through their personal technology journeys. She’s extends her scope of support through Director positions on both the CapCUE and Gold Country CETPA leadership teams, as a CUE Lead Learner, Common Sense Media / CUE Digital Citizenship Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and consultant. Cate was also honored to "ignite" about digital badges at the 2014 ISTE Atlanta and experienced inspired professional development at the Google Teacher Academy in Austin, TX in December, 2014. She is committed to connected education as well as personalized professional development. #connectedtl