Title: Technology and the Common Core

Date: Thursday, August 9

Description: Attend this webinar for a focus on the integration of technology to support and enhance teaching and learning as schools transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It will be explored through the lens of the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers, students, and administrators. CCSS will be examined in relationship to planning, instructional strategies and assessment to enhance teaching and learning as teachers are faced with transforming the way they teach and students learn.


Lynn N. Nolan, senior strategic initiatives officer of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), developed the content for a project-based professional development model with face-to-face and online delivery based on the NETS framework.

Lynn N. Nolan’s Representative Projects:

  • ISTE Institutes. Developed the content for a project-based professional development model with face-to-face and online delivery based on the NETS framework.  Participants attend in teams of teachers and/or teachers and building level administrators. This event begins with a two-day face-to- face kick-off and is followed by an online mentored semester of activities designed specifically for each campus’ project they have identified. The culmination of the training is a face-to-face or virtual gallery walk with teachers and administrators sharing their successes. 
  • “Forward to the Future:  A Delphi Study of the Future of Education.” Nolan’s doctoral dissertation was a Delphi study which has provided insight into the direction of technology’s role in the schools of the future. The Delphi panelists who took part in this research were ten renowned experts on the future of education. Together they forecast possible, probable, and preferable events, which provided invaluable insights and understanding of the possibilities to which educators may look forward.


Betsy Goeltz, an elementary school principal in Pocatello, Idaho, has been a principal for ten years who is always advancing excellence in teaching and learning through the innovative and effective implementation of technology and 21st Century Tools in schools. She has advocated for and supported the implementation of technology locally by serving on technology committees, creating, and implementing technology plans, and writing grants.

Goeltz’s experience in serving as an active member and leader for educational technology organizations is extensive. She was a founding member of the Idaho Education Technology Association (IETA) and served on the board for more than ten years as a regional representative and twice as president of the organization. Regionally she has represented administrators by providing input for the Northwest Education Technology Consortium as a state advisor. Goeltz supports the region as a longtime member of the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), providing additional input and service as a board member for the past seven years. She was awarded the NCCE Administrator of the Year award in 2008. On the national level, she has been a member of ISTE since 1997, attending and presenting at the ISTE Conference. She has led the Administrators’ Special Interest Group (SIGAdmin) for the past four years. Her expertise includes working as director for several federal grants including Challenge Grants, Family Technology Centers, Mentoring, and Bilingual Grants.

Previously Goeltz taught at the elementary level, worked as a curriculum director, technology director, and district grant writer. Technology is woven into all of these areas starting as early as 1987 when she was working on her masters and used Magic Slate for writing with young students.

With a B.A. in Art History from the College of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Education from the University of Maryland, Goeltz holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on technology from Idaho State University.

Additional NAESP Resources

ONLINE RESOURCES: See our collection of useful resources on the Common Core at www.naesp.org/common-core-state-standards-resources.

Common Core Checklist: In recognition of the critical role of a principal’s leadership in the transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), NAESP offers a Common Core Implementation Checklist for Principals.


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