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I’m taking a leave of absence to serve as ‘Director of Innovation’

I’m taking a leave of absence to serve as ‘Director of Innovation’

Just to keep everyone posted, I am taking a one-year leave of absence from the University of Kentucky. Starting July 1, I will be serving here in Iowa as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8. I’m delighted to be working with Chief Administrator Jeff Herzberg and the other Prairie Lakes...

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Our journalists are failing us

Our journalists are failing us

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Supporting effective technology integration and implementation: 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum #isteLF12

Supporting effective technology integration and implementation: 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum #isteLF12

[in honor of ISTE’s upcoming Leadership Forum, there’s a special prize at the end of this post!] Chris Lehmann, Michael Fullan … Together in one place. Keynoting and facilitating about school technology leadership. #incredible George Couros, Jason Ohler, Kim McMonagle, Rushton Hurley … Sharing their knowledge. Helping administrators learn and get better. #valuable CASTLE and...

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Van Meter High and North High: Two Iowa schools that are rockin’ it

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Technology grants for Iowa teachers

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency is working with the CenturyLink Foundation to award technology grants to Iowa teachers. As we said on our web site, The goal of this grant program is to fund INNOVATIVE uses of digital learning tools by students and educators. Don’t just tell us you ‘need some iPads.’ Dream bigger than...

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Is it wrong for me to wish the ISTE keynotes focused more on ed tech?

ISTE announced its 2015 conference keynote speakers yesterday: Soledad O’Brien, journalist and news anchor Jack Gallagher, comedian and parent of a child with autism Josh Stumpenhorst, Illinois teacher of the year and ISTE Emerging Leader I love ISTE and the ISTE conference. But every year I wish more of the keynotes were actually helpful to...

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ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Hope you will join me and Julie Graber in June for our ISTE workshop… Register here! Title (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking Short description Avoid the pitfalls of tech integration – technology for technology’s sake, focus on tools rather than the learning – by being thoughtful and purposeful about lesson (re)design. Bring your own...

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Iowa at ISTE

Iowa at ISTE

June 27, 2016 by Scott McLeod 1 Comment I was given ISTE’s Award for Outstanding Leadership this afternoon. That was fun.  🙂 Today was a great day for Iowa at ISTE. In addition to myself…  #IowaRocksOut

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Innovation academies, workshops, presentation topics, upcoming books, and more

Some quick updates… I created a new Innovation Academies page to better describe that work. I love those opportunities when I have an ongoing, long-term engagement with a district’s leadership team! It’s quite possibly my favorite work that I do because we can really see a district move significantly in a short period of time...

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Featured at Forbes

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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