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Moving a Whole District Forward: Creating a Learning Organization for ALL Staff

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Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 24, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 23

Nichole Allmann   Pam Hanfland   Chuck Holland   Janine Sears   Brady Venables  
Learn about the successes and challenges of providing professional learning opportunities to everyone in a district, especially non-certified staff. See how one district's support-staff professional development initiative bolsters the importance of technology competency for all staff members.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Systemic Improvement
  • Recruit and retain highly competent personnel who use technology creatively and proficiently to advance academic and operational goals.
For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
Visionary Leadership
  • Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will see the value and necessity of systematically providing technology professional learning opportunities to support staff such as administrative assistants, guidance counselors, nurses, and other district office staff. Support Staff is the backbone of our organization and provide valuable services that make our schools run smoothly. It is our goal to equip our support staff with valuable training that supports their job function.
The model shared will outline how a small team supports the professional learning of staff in 36 schools across an urban and suburban school district.
Information shared will cover: how topics for professional learning were selected, the frequency of sessions. challenges overcome in deploying this model, and spotlights on success.

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Nichole Allmann, Richland School District 2
Pam Hanfland, Richland School District Two
Chuck Holland, Richland Two
Janine Sears, Richland School District Two
Brady Venables, Richland School District Two

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