Monday, April 18, 2016


Content provided by:
Innovation for Diverse 21st Century Learning Environments
Omaha Public Schools, under Executive Director of IMS Rob Dickson, strengthens innovation through technology integration to serve 52,000 diverse students and improve learning. The district's new strategic plan places an emphasis on the "why" to make purposeful decisions regarding needs assessments and classroom 21st century skills to focus on what is best for the student and bring real change.
This webinar walks attendees through key components of the plan and shares best practices for other schools embarking on similar journeys. Key areas addressed include:
  • How technology-based solutions evolved to support a data-driven approach to professional learning and delivered school learning improvements.
  • How Microsoft Innovative Educators throughout the district can serve as a pipeline for professional learning to support adoption of tools that enhance collaboration, communication, efficiency, and innovative classroom instruction.
  • Advancing the use of blended-learning environments and enabling educational opportunities through new devices including Surface Pro for students and staff.
Rebecca Chambers, technology coach, Omaha public schools, Omaha, Neb.
Melissa Cleaver, instructional technology trainer, Omaha public schools, Omaha, Neb.
Rob Dickson, executive director of IMS, Omaha public schools, Omaha, Neb.
Eileen Heller, innovation facilitator, Omaha public schools, Omaha, Neb.
Keegan Korf, digital citizenship lead teacher, Omaha public schools, Omaha, Neb.
Kelly Means, innovation facilitator, Omaha public schools, Omaha, Neb.
This webinar will be moderated by Preston Peine, Microsoft Corporation

Join Learning Forward and AASA for a FREE Webinar
How Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals?
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET

Today's school principals need support for their development and growth as society places higher expectations on them to be instructional leaders who improve student learning and achievement. A new first-ever set of standards, developed by a committee of 12 educators led by the Council of Chief State School Officers whose work was supported by The Wallace Foundation, is intended to assist state education agencies and local school districts to help recruit, select, support and evaluate supervisors of principals. The standards emphasize shifting the supervisor's role away from the traditional focus on bureaucratic compliance toward fostering the growth of effective principals who improve both teaching and learning.

Participants will:
  • Learn about the standards cited in the Model Principal Supervisor Professional Standards 2015 and ways in which they could adopt and internalize these new standards within their districts.
  • Hear how High School District 214 in Illinois is applying Standards 1 and 2 to improve the effectiveness of its school leaders.
  • Learn about resources from Learning Forward and other organizations that support principal supervisors in meeting the needs of their principals.
  • Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director, Learning Forward
  • Mary Canole, School Leadership Consultant, CCSSO
  • David Schuler, Superintendent, High School District 214 (IL) and AASA President
  • MODERATOR: MaryAnn Jobe, Director, Education and Leadership Development, AASA


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