November 18, 2014
CETPA returns to Sacramento for its 54th Annual Conference. The Conference will feature quality sessions, dynamic keynotes, great exhibitors, and a variety of opportunities to support you in navigating and driving change through technology. Join us in November for another outstanding conference! http://www.cetpa-k12.org/events/annual_conference
December 2, 2014
Students and teachers can reap many benefits from 1:1 learning in their classrooms if the program is implemented thoughtfully.
Join this interactive webinar to hear Leslie Wilson and Michael Gielniak of the One-to-One Institute discuss how districts and schools can launch their 1:1 programs in a successful and sustainable way. Learn how to develop a vision for your 1:1 program, create a strategic plan and implement it with the proper infrastructure, professional development and communication channels in place.
Leslie and Michael will walk through the three action areas outlined in the recently released “Quick Guide to Launching Your First 1:1 Program,” produced by the One-to-One Institute and Amplify:
Get Ready: Foundational steps to get started
Get Set: In-depth strategic and tactical development prior to rollout
Go: Implementation components during the phases of the rollout
Leslie and Michael will answer questions from attendees about how to get their own 1:1 programs off the ground.
Register HERE: http://ow.ly/DYTKP
December 4, 2014
Training district trainers is a key component for building the long-term sustainability of the program. OTO believes it is vital for trainers to have hands-on 1:1 classroom experience. Therefore, the train-the-trainer program usually does not begin until the end of the first year of implementation. As teachers finish their first implementation year, OTO works with the District Leadership Team to identify teachers that are most appropriate for the OTO Train-the-Trainers Program. Once teachers have been selected, OTO provides facilitation training, a comprehensive OTO training manual, and a tremendous amount of other support and resources. In implementation year 2 and 3, OTO Digital Coaches include the trainees in all aspects of the teacher professional development model, as the new district trainers develops their knowledge and skills. OTO continues to support the district trainers as they move from guided practice to complete independence.
OTO provides teacher professional learning experiences through OTO’s Immersion Training, online support, the facilitation of professional learning communities, and shoulder-to-shoulder coaching. OTO works with district leadership teams to customize these experiences to best meet the needs of their staff. The professional learning includes the basic tools and skills necessary to meet the Common Core and all other standards, create a student-centered learning environment, and to meaningfully integrate technology into instruction.