NAESP National Principals Resource Center

Best Practices: Technology

Webinars

Organizing the 21st Century Principal—Using Google to Lead, Learn, and Manage

Presenter

Lori Schieffer, Principal, Somers Middle School, Kalispell, MT

Description

This webinar will explore how to use Google Drive and Calendar more effectively to make communication easy. Examples will be shown of how to more efficiently organize the copious amount of materials principals use daily. Free Google Apps will be modeled and shared so that principals can learn how to organize and manage committee meetings, school forms and materials, and professional development sessions.

Innovating School Leadership Through Social Media Tools

Presenters

Joe Mazza, Leadership Innovation Manager, University of Pennsylvania; Don Jacobs, Principal, Scott Elementary School, Royse City

Description

This webinar is designed to identify collaborative social media spaces that are inspiring, resourceful, research-based, NAESP-NASSP supported, and in line with the many responsibilities of a school principal. Come learn how to develop your own personal learning networks (PLNS).

Riding the Wave of Change with a Tuesday Tweet Up

Presenters

Dr. Peter Carpenter, Principal, Emmorton Elementary School, Bel Air, Maryland

Description

Learn how to navigate the basic features of Twitter and delineate a plan to help you stay up to date with the best and brightest in our profession.

Beyond Twitter: Using the Power of Twitter to Bolster Instructional Leadership

Presenters

Dr. Peter Carpenter, Principal, Emmorton Elementary School, Bel Air, Maryland

Description

Twitter is a powerful tool in helping to connect with other educators across the nation and globe. Learn how to use Twitter as a tool for instructional leadership success! Become a more effective instructional coach and bolster your own instructional knowledge through Twitter. This session requires a working knowledge and use of Twitter.

Harnessing Technology as a Tool for Your School

Presenters

Ms. Cristina L. Heffernan is a former middle school mathematics teacher with classroom experience working with urban and suburban populations and in public and private schools. She also has extensive experience as a math coach, a workshop leader/trainer, and a professional learning community facilitator in Boston and Worcester.

Description

Learn how to harness technology so that your teachers can do what they do best—plan and teach—and your computers handle what they do best—compile data that helps both teachers and students.

Articles from Principal Magazine

Principal coverPrincipal May/June 2015:
“Technology & Innovation”

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Articles from Communicator

Communicator imageCommunicator January 2016:
“4 Twitter Hashtags Every Principal Should Follow”

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Connect with your peers with these Twitter hashtags. Read more.

Communicator imageCommunicator May 2016:
“Best Apps for Parent Engagement”

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Four tools to engage parents with insight into their children’s school day. Read more.

Communicator March 2016:
“High- and Low-Tech Communications”

Differentiate communication to families and stakeholders with these 10 tools. Read more.

NAESP Conference Presentations

Presentation imageSocial Media from the Principal’s Chair

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Primary Presenter

William L. Blake, Stephen Decatur Middle School/Prince George’s County Public Schools, VA

Description

Social media has become a popular sensation in American culture. Moreover, it is not only becoming a societal norm, it is transforming instructional leadership practices for school leaders. This session will prepare Principals to enhance their school culture and create opportunities to brand their schools to all stakeholders.

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Presentation imageTeaching 21st Century Skills with Emerging Learning Technologies

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Primary Presenter

Laura Taddei, Neumann University

Description

This presentation provides participants with resources and best practices in leveraging technology to help students master the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. The presenters will provide tools and templates that guide moving technology integration from a basic substitution level to redefining the entire learning experience.

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Presentation imageUsing Amazing Technology in Elementary STEM and Project-Based Learning

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Primary Presenter

Paul Pack, M.Ed., Loudoun County Public Schools and Nichole Thomas, Liberty Elementary School

Description

Principals will acquire an understanding of resources to support teachers in using new technology and skills to solve real-world problems, implement Project-Based Learning and STEM in classrooms. Principals will understand and apply methods of instruction for using simple robotics, 3D printers, and iPad apps.

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Presentation imageMarketing Your School Through Twitter

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Primary Presenters

Kristin Shields, Lisa Sweeney, Erica Watson , Margo Brisbane, Barbara Anderson, and Rachel Procter at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School, Charles County Public Schools, MD

Description

Twitter is an excellent social media tool to use to positively market your school. This session will help set up your Twitter, provide tips on management and discuss the benefits of using Twitter to positively showcase your school. Also, learn how to mute and block unwanted Twitter responses and/or users.

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Presentation imageSocial Media 3.0: Developing a Connected Mindset Through Intentional Practice

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Primary Presenter

Daniel P. Butler - Epworth and Farley Elementary Schools

Description

Social media is a tool that is only as powerful as the hand that holds it. Social media 3.0, however, is about mindset—believing in the importance of consistently differentiating communication and cultivating contagious, memorable messages. With simple changes in the presentation and structure of information, principals can multiply their impact.

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Presentation imageGoing Beyond the Weekly Newsletter... 7 Steps to Sharing Your School’s Story on Social Media

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Primary Presenters

Jason M. Kotch, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Garnet Valley School District; and Edward C. Cosentino, M.Ed. in Administration & Supervison, Clemens Crossing Elementary School

Description

The summer is the perfect time to get yourself set up on social media to engage parents and students next school year. It doesn’t need to be hard, complex, or intimidating. In just one session, you can learn 7 easy steps towards a social media engagement plan.

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