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Leadership Playground: Finding Yourself in the Education Leaders Standards

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Explore and create : Playground

Saturday, December 5, 11:30 am–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Quiana Bannerman  
Kristan Beck  
Emily Dillard  
Laurie Green  
Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad  
Tricia Louis  
Faith Plunkett  
Lynette St. Clair  
chris woods  

The Leadership Playground is designed to support leaders to implement the ISTE Standards and understand their role as education leaders. Stop by to learn from and with a variety of peers about how they model the Standards as equity and citizen advocates, visionary planners, empowering leaders, systems designers and connected learners.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
Connected Learner
  • Participate regularly in online professional learning networks to collaboratively learn with and mentor other professionals.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the Leadership Playground is to provide a space for PLN members to share and learn with one another. The playground will be set up in stations and will provide support for PLN members to share best practices, ideas, and successes that support the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders. This playground is an opportunity for all levels of education leaders to interact with the standards and share concrete techniques in a fun, hands on environment.


The playground will have six 45 minute revolving stations on threads listed below. Two seated areas will also offer presentations and conversations on the elements necessary to promote and leverage technology within these threads.

Equity and Citizenship Champion
Visionary Planner
Empowering Leader
Systems Designer
Connected Learner

Participants in the playground will be engaged with one another and the presenters at each station through one-on-one and paired conversations, hands-on demonstrations and experiments, and games.

Supporting research

Linked below are the press release with additional information
regarding the standards, a webinar introducing the standards, and thestandards.
ISTE Article- New Education Leader Standards

Webinar: Introducing the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders

ISTE Standards for Education Leaders

Book: Connect to Lead by Jacie Maslyk

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Quiana Bannerman, Prince George's County Public Schools

Quiana Bannerman currently serves as an Instructional Supervisor within the Department of Career and Technical Education with Prince George’s County Public Schools. She supervises the Information Technology, Computer Science, Transportation Technologies, Business Management and Finance, Business Education, and Career Research Development Programs. She holds a master’s of science degree in computer science education from Nova Southeastern University located in Davie, FL. She has been an educator for over 15 years. She is passionate about education. She believes that all students have the ability to learn, problem-solve, and create.

Kristan Beck, Chicago Public Schools

Kristan Beck is an educator in Chicago Public Schools. She supports the district's 477+ elementary schools in implementing computer science. Kristan loves having the opportunity to support teachers and students in developing confidence and proficiencies in computer science. As part of her role in supporting teachers Kristan works on a team with University of Chicago and University of Maryland to develop intermediate CS curriculum, Scratch Encore, that has been designed with Chicago Public School Students and Teachers in mind. Kristan firmly believes in the power of teachers and administrators to bring high quality CS instruction to their schools.

Emily Dillard, Alexandria City Public Schools
Laurie Green, Boot Up PD | Mrs.Geeky LLC
Tricia Louis, Richland School District

Tricia Louis is an #edtech advocate. In her position as the Technology Integration Professional at the Richland School District, she brings individual & group training to the 200+ staff employed there. Tricia is proud to be a part of the Google For Education Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher, and Microsoft in Education Expert Programs. Tricia shares her passion for edtech at conferences and EdCamps in many different locations. In her personal life, Tricia is a musician in several local groups and she also enjoys travel and photography as her hobbies.

Faith Plunkett, Decatur City Schools
chris woods, Public Schools of CLK

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