Training & Speaking Resume

Training and Speaking Resume

Name: Jean Tower

Contact: jeanetower@gmail.com


Training and Speaking Resume

Name: Jean Tower
Contact: jeanetower@gmail.com


Google Training


April 26, 2013

Speaker at the Tech Forum Boston

Presentation:Managing Schools and Classrooms with Google Apps
Presenters: Cathy Swan, Paul Barrette, Jean Tower
If you have adopted, or are considering adopting, Google Apps for Education you’ll have a variety of new tools available to you for both instructional and administrative uses. This session focuses on the ways in which teachers and administrators are using everything from Google Sites to Google Forms and Google Video to manage information, build portals, organize classes and professional development, connect with community members, and more.


April 9, 2014
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation:Using Google Apps to Collaborate

October 20, 2014
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation:Google Hangouts

October 29, 2014
3 – 4 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation: Google Apps - Basic Skills

November 4, 2014
1 – 2 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation:Google Hangouts

November 4, 2014
3 – 4 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation:Google Apps - Basic Skills

November 13, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation:Google Apps – Beyond the Basics

November 20, 2014
12 – 1 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation:Google Apps – Beyond the Basics

January 21, 2015
3 - 4:30 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough (Zeh School)
Presentation:Google Apps – Beyond the Basics

May 4, 2015
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough (Zeh School)
Presentation:Google Classroom

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Other Training and Speaking



2017


June 30, 2017
Title: The Peer Review Matrix on District Technology Readiness

Event: Broadcast on Education Talk Radio

Speakers:

Tom Ryan of Santa Fe Schools and Jean Tower of Needham MA schools, COSN Board members on the new and incredibly useful peer review matrix and program available to your district.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2017/06/30/the-peer-review-matrix-on-district-networking


May 12, 2017
Title: Communicating Effectively with Your Community

Event: Tech & Learning Live @ Boston

How do you effectively use social media to tell your district story? What are some do’s and don’ts of effective communication? This session for school district leaders examines how districts can better tell their stories to their communities and the media.
Moderator:
Jean Tower Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA.

Panel: Christina Maryland (Grants Research and Communications Specialist, Natick Public Schools, MA); Paul Sanfrancesco (Director of Technology, Owen J Roberts SD, Pottstown, PA); and Andrew Wallace (Director of Technology, South Portland Maine Schools).


April 19, 2017 Title: Building Bridges and Breaking Down Silos: Leveraging Assistive and Instructional Technologies Event: Council For Exceptional Children 2017 Annual Convention and Expo in Boston Description As mainstream technology tools have advanced to include many supports for students with disabilities, educators will be charged with maximizing the potential of these tools to serve the needs of all students. This session will highlight success stories in breaking down silos between assistive and instructional technology and provide concrete strategies for leveraging technology to improve outcomes. Through the implementation of these strategies, school districts can improve collaboration and find ways to blend and braid together funding streams to ensure that technology initiatives address the needs of all students, including students with disabilities. Presenters: Alise Crossland, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools


April 4, 2017 

Title: Digital Accessibility

Event: CoSN Annual Conference


April 3, 2017 1 to 4 PM

Title: Framework for School System Success (workshop)

Event: CoSN Annual Conference


March 3, 2017 

Title: Best Practices in Change Leadership

Event: CTO Clinic

Participants will hear about 3 "best practice" strategies for leading for change. Participants will also work in small groups to analyze a case study and propose one of the change leadership strategies that they would recommend and why they would use that strategy.




2016


December 9, 2016 Title: Website Accessibility for All: Practical Strategies for Meeting Compliance Requirements

Event: Power Hour Webinar hosted by National School Public Relations Association

Presenters: Jessica Scheckton, assistant director, communications and public relations, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y. Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools Moderator: Terry Locke, director, community relations, Chandler (Ariz.) Unified School District As an essential communication tool, our publics rely on websites to provide key information about our schools and the business of the district. A new challenge now looms in meeting federal requirements – and for some district addressing U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights complaints – to ensure that district and school websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. This program will provide some insight along with practical steps and strategies for sharing online content in ways that meet these requirements


August 17, 2016

Title: K-12 ED TECH and THE 2016 ELECTION

Event: Broadcast on Education Talk Radio

Speakers:

Sheryl Abshire, CTO of Calcasieu Paris Public Schools

Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning of Needham Public Schools
Reg Leighty, COSN Policy Consultant

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2016/08/17/k-12-ed-tech-and-the-2016-election


April 6, 2016

Title: Math + Tech = ?. . . Tools to Improve Adoption Outcomes Event: CoSN Annual Conference
Presenters: Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools Arjan Khalsa, CEO, Conceptua Math Description: There are so many digital resources meant to improve math instruction, but are they all of equal value? This presentation will examine ways technology can both help and hinder math learning. When the technology selection process includes rich dialog between school technology and math leaders we improve the possibility of adopting technology that truly impacts learning. NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics) in partnership with CoSN, has developed resources to support schools interested in leveraging the power of digital tools for mathematics instruction. Working with an influential team of mathematics education leaders, technology-based instructional design experts, and school-based technology specialists, the partnership has developed a set of resources to facilitate effective dialog and decision-making.

April 6, 2016 Title: Does Technology Bridge or Exacerbate Gender Inequities in K-12?
Event: CoSN Annual Conference
Presenters:
Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global and Co-editor, Real Women Real Leaders Michelle Murphy, Executive Director of Technology Services, Coachella Valley Unified School District Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools Description: Join in a provocative exploration of how technology impacts gender inequities in our classrooms in the U.S. and around the world. Learn about innovative strategies to address the historic underrepresentation of girls in STEM course and careers, particularly in technology. We will also discuss gender bias in education technology leadership careers in K-12 and possible solutions.
April 4, 2016 Title: CTO Boot Camp - Framework of Essential Skills
Event: CoSN Annual Conference
9 - 11:30
Facilitator: Jean Tower, Director of Media and Digital Learning Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA Past Chair, CoSN Board of Directors

March 15, 2015
Title: Click Through Apps - Balancing Student Data Privacy and Innovation Event: Webinar for NEISTE
Jean Tower

http://www.neiste.org/professional-development/register/webinar-archives


March 10, 2016

Title: Hurdles to Overcome

Event: CTO Clinic As teachers and students make the digital transition in support of online and blended learning, schools and districts are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibilities around student data privacy. One area of concern is the "click through" app. This refers to digital tools that allow individual teachers and students to accept the Terms of Service. How do districts create processes that balance the need for data privacy with the desire to encourage innovation? Learn how one district created procedures for teachers to review digital tools.

This will be an interactive session. After a brief presentation on the key issues, participants will work in groups using a protocol to guide the discussion and will share out their concerns. Then they will review an actual Term of Service Agreement using the checklist and guidelines and google form provided. All resources used in the session will be shared online. https://mactoclinic2016.sched.com/event/6MC9/hurdles-to-overcome-policy-procedure-data





2015


May 1, 2015

Title: The SAMRized Classroom
Event: Tech & Learning Live @ Boston
Moderator: Jean Tower

Panel: Andy Marcinek, Kevin Windsor, and Jennifer Trombino

Whether you’re relatively new to the world of SAMR or already immersed in this approach to impactful technology implementation, this workshop will allow you to drill down on technology uses ranging from substitution to redefinition. Through presentations and discussion, you will analyze a variety of scenarios, explore ways of taking the SAMR approach to a new level, and be ready to examine what’s happening in your own school or district with new eyes.


May 1, 2015

Title: Seeing Results
Event: Tech & Learning Live @ Boston

Moderator: Jean Tower

Panel: Mark Benigni and Barbara Haeffner; Peter Sanchioni and Grace Magley; Steve Ouellette and Greg Schwanbeck

In this era of accountability and summative assessments, how do we avoid stifling creativity by teaching to the tests? How do we embrace innovative approaches and assess progress on hard-to-measure 21st century skills? Come hear from several districts with strong data to show that student-centered, blended learning has had a positive impact on several fronts -- including greater student engagement, increased academic performance, and improved school climate.



April 16, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation: Creating Accessible Web Pages


April 6, 2015
2 - 3:30 PM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation: Creating Accessible Web Pages


March 18, 1015

Title: Empowered Superintendent Spotlight Session

Event: CoSN Annual Conference

A panel of leading superintendents will share their experiences on making the digital leap. Hear their priorities, lessons learned, and the pitfalls they would avoid if they could do it all over again. This is an opportunity for participants to interact with superintendents who are leading the digital transformation to improve student outcomes.

Moderator:
Jean Tower

Panelists:
Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District
Dave Shuler, Superintendent, Township High School District 214
Trey Holladay, Superintendent, Athens City Schools
Mike Winstead, Director of Schools, Maryville City Schools


March 16, 2015

Title: Research, Policy and Practice: Lessons Learned on Gender & Education Technology Leadership
Event: CoSN Annual Conference
Moderator:

Jean Tower, Chair, CoSN (USA)


Carolina Belalcázar, Project Officer, Education Sector, UNESCO (France)
Catherine Ashcraft, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
Nancy Hafkin, Inductee of Internet Hall of Fame, Executive Board Member of the International NGO PACT Inc. (USA)
Hidden Gender Barriers to eEducation and Technology: What global research shows on why girls and women are less likely to embrace information technology in education, in careers and daily life.

March 12, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Presentation: Adobe Acrobat: Creating Accessible PDFs



2014


December 22, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Presentation: Web Accessibility Training

Peaslee School


December 15, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 PM Presentation: Web Accessibility Training Proctor School


December 8, 2014, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Presentation: Web Accessibility Training

Zeh School



October 21, 2014 Speaker

Presentation:Connected Administrators: Fostering Learning That Leads to Opportunities

Event: webinar

Innovative practitioners need to feel it's 'safe' to promote digital media-heavy, production-centered learning. What can learning environment admins do to better support these efforts?

http://connectedlearning.tv/connected-administrators-fostering-learning-leads-opportunities


Ongoing

Expert Advisor for Project 24

http://connectedlearning.tv/connected-administrators-fostering-learning-leads-opportunities

Project 24 is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of "career and college readiness" for all students. It is a free, one-stop shop of planning tools, expert advice, creative ideas, and tangible suggestions from experienced education experts and nonprofit education membership organizations.


April 10, 2014

Title: Building an Ed Tech Dream Team Event: CTO Clinic hosted by METAA and CoSN

Milford, MA


April 8, 2014

Title: A Career Pathway for the District Technology Leader

Event: Speaker on webinar, event by NEISTE

CoSN's Certified Education Technology Leader Certification Program


March, 2014

Title: Lively Debates: BYOD or 1:!; Social Media - Yes or No?

Event: Conference - Leading Future Learning hosted by MassCUE and EdTech Teacher

Worcester, MA

March 2014

Event: CoSN Annual Conference Washington, DC

March 20, 2014
Title: E-rate modernization and the ConnectED Initiative: Reimagining Learning through Technology
moderated session with panelists Jim Shelton and Jon Wilkins
Event: CoSN Annual Conference Washington, DC
Description:
Jim Shelton, Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education will provide an update on the President's ConnectED initiative and Jon Wilkins, Managing Director of the Federal Communications Commission, will describe the FCC's ongoing effort to modernize the E-rate program. Engage in a conversation around the progress being made to meet the President's goal of creating a 21st century infrastructure for schools across the country. Moderated by Jean Tower, CoSN Chair, Director of Technology Public Schools of Northborough & Southborough Southborough, MA
Jean Tower CoSN Annual Conference 2014



2013


November 20, 2013

TitleIgnite Style presentation on Leadership 

Event: Massachusetts Superintendent's Round Table, Natick, MA


October 23, 2013

Title: Creating a Digital Ecosystem

Event: MassCUE Annual Conference, Foxboro, MA


October 23, 2013

Title: Five Minutes of Fame

Event: Annual MassCUE & MASS conference, Foxboro, MA


October 2013

TitleHorizon Report Toolkit: 2012 K-12 Edition 

Event: Webinar hosted by CoSN and New Media Consortium


September 19, 2013

Title: Three Change Leadership Practices

Event: CIO Summit, Denver, Colorado

event organized by Tech & Learning

I was one of the opening ignite speakers, along with Sheryl Abshire, Carl Hooker, Hank Thiele and Art Fessler & Ben Gray

https://sites.google.com/site/schoolcioignite2013/jean-tower


July 25, 2013

TitleThe Device Debate in Digital Learning

Event: Webinar Alliance for a Project 24

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Panelists

Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools (MA)

Jean Tower, Director of Technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough (MA)

Sara Hall, Director of Digital Learning Policy, Alliance for Excellent Education

Description:

What factors should school districts consider when evaluating decisions about bring-your-own-device/technology (also known as BYOD) or district-purchased devices?


Overwhelmingly, educators who have seen powerful results from effective use of technology say that digital learning is not about the device; rather, it is about teaching and learning. That said, districts must at some point determine which strategy best suits the instructional needs of their learners. Proponents of BYOD point to its cost-effectiveness and the way it allows students to exercise choice over their preferred device. They also point to the fact that BYOD keeps the focus on the teaching and learning, not the device. But detractors raise the issue of students who cannot afford their own devices, and they point to districts that have successfully adopted devices in a systemic manner.


July 15, 2013

TitleSCHOOL NETWORKING : EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Event: Broadcast on Education Talk Radio

Speakers:

Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN

Jean Tower, CoSN  NATIONAL CHAIR


April 27, 2013

Keynote Speaker at the Second Annual Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conference, Rhode Island

Title: Leading School Transformation to a Digital Ecosystem

EventSecond Annual Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conference, Rhode Island

Description:

Most schools are either planning for 1 to 1 programs, piloting them, or are jumping in with both feet. What are the compelling factors that convince us that now is the time for 1 to 1, and how does a school or district make it happen? What should your 1 to 1 implementation look like? Is it 1:1 or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology)? Education technology leaders need to work with all stakeholders to resolve dilemmas rather than find "correct" answers. We will talk about the big ideas to consider in developing a ubiquitous computing solution for your school.


April 26, 2013

Title: Managing Schools and Classroom - Professional Development Tips and Breakthroughs

EventTech Forum Boston

Tom Daccord, Carl Hooker, and Jean Tower
Experts agree that sustained and effective professional development is key to a successful technology initiative. This session will explore the use of digital activities such as Ignite and Powerpoint Karoake to spice up face-to-face professional learning, describe ways of flipping PD, and offer advice on professional development approaches that engage and support teachers on an ongoing basis.


March 12, 2013

Title: What Keeps You Up at Night

Event: Annual CoSN Conference, San Diego, CA


Description:

How should education leaders be thinking about key emerging technology trends? What are the most important things to consider in the use of technology to transform learning? Hear from leading CTOs, superintendents and private sector leaders to learn about effective and successful strategies and to ensure you “keep your eye on the ball.” 

Jean Tower, Public Schools of Northborough & Southborough, Massachusetts, Moderator 

Jason Mooneyham, Lenovo 

Manny Isquerido,  Sunnyside School District, Arizona


February 2, 2013 

Title: Heading Towards Hybrid Learning Models

Event: Learn Launch Conference: Across Boundaries: Innovation & The Future of Education

Description:

This panel will discuss blended learning, flipped classrooms, 1:1 schools, and other learning

models and how these methods of instruction are changing the traditional classroom.

Cambridge, MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oYPfXyT2I4



February 2013 

Title: Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Technology and Infrastructure

Event: Webinar

This webinar will examine the extent to which the effective use of technology provides tools, resources, data, and supportive systems that increase teaching opportunities and promote efficiency.



2012


November 28, 2012

Title: Summing Up Certification: CoSN's Certified Education Technology Leader

Event: Christa McAuliffe - New Hampshire State ISTE Affiliate Conference, New Hampshire

Presented with Annamaria Schrimpf


November 13, 2012
Title: Effective Practices of Blended Learning: Flipped Classrooms & Online Learning
EventWebinar
CoSN will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 1-2 p.m. entitled Effective Practices of Blended Learning: Flipped Classrooms & Online Learning. As online education becomes more prevalent, teachers must develop learning environments which engage students by blending traditional face-to-face teaching and computer-based activities. This webinar provides insight about how to develop those environments and empower students with crucial 21st-century skills. Jean Tower, Chief Technology Officer of Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough (Mass.), will moderate a discussion between Missy Brooks, Director of Instruction at Mountain Brook Schools (Ala.) and Brian Bridges, Director of the California Learning Resource Network. 

October 24, 2012

Title: Tools for Empowering 21st Century Education Leaders

Event: Annual MassCUE & MASS conference, Foxboro, MA


October 24, 2012

Title: Five Minutes of Fame

Event: Annual MassCUE & MASS conference, Foxboro, MA

I organized and moderated a session and invited the speakers  - each had five minutes to present an important topic in technology in education.


June 27, 2012

Title: Bring Your Own Device - Managing the Challenge 

Event: ISTE Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

Speakers: Lenny Schad and Jean Tower

Until now, schools have kept students’ personal technology devices out of the classroom. Learn how to establish effective strategies for implementing BYOD in your district.


May 10, 2012

Title: Summing up Certification

Event: CTO Clinic hosted by METAA and CoSN, Waltham, MA

Presented with with Annamaria Schrimpf 


April 27, 2012

Title21st Century School Leadership: The Key Ingredient

EventTech Forum BostonBurlington, MA

Presented with Justin Reich & Annamaria Schrimpf 

A great program requires a vision for how technology will improve teaching and learning in classrooms. In this session, we will use a collaborative case study model to examine four approaches to aligning classroom technology use with learning goals. We'll examine a framework for leadership skills and explore how different schools develop a vision, provide professional development support, and assess progress towards their goals.


March 7, 2012
Speaker at national CoSN Annual Conference

Video interview about CETL

Washington, DC


March 6, 2012

Speaker at national CoSN Annual Conference

Presentation:Sessions that Connect You - The Horizons Report

Washington, DC


March 6, 2012
Speaker at national CoSN Annual Conference

Moderator of Crystal Ball Session - Hot Technology Trends with Industry Insiders
Washington, DC

March 5, 2012

Title:Summing Up Certification: CoSN's Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) Certification Program

Event: Facilitated pre-conference workshop at national CoSN Annual Conference

Description:

District technology leaders must possess the range of skills and abilities needed to position them as educational leaders - not just technology leaders - who provide the vision for the role technology plays in innovation and in building 21st century learning environments. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has created The Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, which identifies the scope of knowledge and skills needed by educational technology leaders. The Framework is an essential tool for all those seeking to become education technology leaders, as well as for current CTOs who wish to enhance their skills. The Framework is also used as the foundation for the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) Certification Program.

Workshop participants will learn how to use the Framework to identify the skills needed to become a successful CTO, examine the drivers behind the need for the CETL certification, and hear why technology leaders should take the certification exam, understand the scope and format of the test, and learn when it is administered. Find out about the Framework skill areas covered on the exam, learn how to self-assess to determine strengths and areas of needed growth, and receive suggestions for how to best prepare for the exam. Strengthen your skills and competencies required for success as a 21st century education technology leader.

Washington, DC



2011


November 15, 2011

Speaker on webinar

Event by EdTechTeacher

Presentation: Curriculum and Open Education Resources
How can schools leverage freely available Open Education Resources to reduce costs and build a curriculum focused on local learning goals?

November 8, 2011

Speaker on webinar

Presentation: CoSN's CETL Certification - A Preview


October 27, 2011

Speaker at MassCUE Annual Conference

Presentation: 21st Century Skills on a 20th Century Budget

Foxboro, MA

with Richard Langford of Microsoft


October 26, 2011

Speaker at MassCUE Annual Conference

Presentation: Who is the Wizard Behind the Curtain?

Foxboro, MA

Description: 
Who is the wizard behind the curtain and what skillset does he or she need to be effective? Technology is sometimes seen as a mysterious black box and technology administrators as alchemists or wizards. Well, come to this session to be demystified. During this session attendees will be introduced to the Framework of Essential Skills of the Chief Technology Officer K-12 published by CoSN.
with Annamaria Schrimpf


September 28, 2011

Speaker on webinar

Presentation: Student Owned Devices in School


May 5, 2011
Speaker at 
CTO Clinic hosted by METAA and CoSN

Presentation: One to One Mobile Computing

Waltham, MA


May 5, 2011
Moderator at 
CTO Clinic hosted by METAA and CoSN
Presentation: Revising the Acceptable Use Policy for Today's Schools

Waltham, MA

May 5, 2011
Speaker at 
CTO Clinic hosted by METAA and CoSN
Presentation: New Spaces for Learning
Waltham, MA

with Annamaria Schrimpf


April 29, 2011
CEFPI Conference: 21st Century Skills: 21st Century Learning Environments
CEFPI is Council of Educational Facility Planners International 

Presentation: New Spaces for Learning

Boston, MA
Description:
Ask people what they envision when you say "classroom." Most adults will recall classrooms that were pretty basic – four walls, a blackboard in the front, bulletin boards in the back, and rows of desks. As we reimagine learning in the 21st century, we are also beginning to design innovative learning spaces. The design of school facilities should incorporate the values and vision of the entire community. Unfortunately, the educational technology staff is often not brought into the conversation about these changes. That means that the voices of Technology Directors and Instructional Technology staff are often missing from these important discussions. In the 21st century, architects and designers cannot create adequate learning spaces without hearing and embracing the viewpoints of all stakeholders. If your community is planning a new school, there should be plenty of opportunities for all stakeholders to get involved, be informed, and to be heard. Are you ready to advocate for a school that has learning spaces that encourage learning that is interactive, collaborative, engaging, learner-driven, and project-based? Can you picture a space that facilitates virtual as well as face-to-face instruction; collaboration online as well as in physical groups; a space filled with enthusiastic and excited learners? In this session, we will provide resources and exercises for discovering and articulating your own views about how the modern schoolhouse should serve its daily inhabitants. The presenters believe that learning occurs in a variety of situations. We learn through formal lessons, in casual and social interactions, through teamwork, in online research and interactions, and in quiet moments when we read or reflect individually. The 1950's classroom does not provide spaces that are conducive to the diversity of learning that happens in schools today. In creating a school designed for the 21st century, in addition to learning spaces, stakeholders cannot overlook the administrative and technical requirements that ensure progressive change. The educational environment that supports 21st century learning requires office spaces, shared spaces (for professional development and collaboration), wiring and storage closets that house a modern technical infrastructure. During this session, participants will reflect on their current learning infrastructure and begin to build a working knowledge of what needs to be in place to ensure school facilities that meet the needs of today's educators and students.

with Annamaria Schrimpf


April 12, 2011

Speaker on webinar

Presentation: Finding Your Pathway



2010


October 26, 2010
Speaker at MassCUE Annual Conference
Presentation: Pecha Kucha: Twenty Slides, Twenty Seconds per Slide

with Annamaria Schrimpf
Foxboro, MA
Description:
So you have no time for Technology Professional Development? You do if you use Pecha Kucha.
In this session you will learn about Pecha Kucha and how you can use it to keep technology professional development on the agenda at every faculty, department, and curriculum meeting. It is based on a very simple concept:  twenty slides, twenty seconds per slide. Presenters make focused and concise presentations by adhering to this protocol. Fitting a 6-minute, 40-second presentation into all of your meetings and work is an achievable goal. Presentations by teachers for colleagues are a powerful way to spread best practices, highlight the successes of your early adopters, and demonstrate your commitment to 21st century skills and continuous learning.

July 21, 2010
Speaker at NYSCATE Annual Conference
Albany, NY  
Presentation: Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO
with Sean McDonough

July 21, 2010
Speaker at NYSCATE Annual Conference
Albany, NY  
Presentation: Mastering the Moment
with Keith Krueger

March 2, 2010
Speaker at Annual CoSN Conference
Presentation: Riding the Bus Together: Nurturing Collaboration of Technology Services and Curriculum and Instruction
Washington, DC
with Bailey Mitchel


2009

12/1/2009
Presentation: All The Skills I Need to Succeed: Refreshed CoSN Framework of Essential Skills
with Bailey Mitchell
CoSN has worked for several years to enable district technology leaders to increase their knowledge and skills within CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills for District Technology Leaders. This body of knowledge has been discussed and refined to ENSURE that it is representative of the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by today's practicing Chief Technology Officers. CoSN has used the Framework of Essential Skills as the basis of its Professional Development and published resources to help improve the capabilities of school leaders at the national, state and local levels. Please join us for a compelling discussion on the competencies you need to succeed.

November 5, 2009
Conference at Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA
Presentation:Technology Leadership for 21st Century Schools
with Annamaria Schrimpf, Director of Educational Technology, Winchester Public Schools
Description:
As we hear more and more about "21st century skills," school and district Administrators are asking, "What should technology look like in my school or district?" and "What do I need to do to ensure that my students have the skills to be successful in the 21st century?" During this session, we will explore the role of technology in 21st century education along with the necessary elements for success in an ever-changing realm. This will be an opportunity to investigate possible
solutions you might apply to your current technology environment in order to move forward with your school or district vision of a 21st century teaching and learning environment.

In moving a district or school forward to create and achieve a 21st Century vision, there are many key players who need to be actively involved. These roles include Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Curriculum Directors, Teacher Leaders, and other district and school leaders. District technology leaders can play a decisive role in the process but cannot be the sole change agent responsible to move this agenda forward. Join us in learning about the role you can play ~  become a key change agent in making this happen.


October 28, 2009
Speaker at
MassCUE Annual Conference
Presentation:Essential Skills of District Technology Leaders
Foxboro, MA
Are you the person in charge of technology in your school district or the person in charge of hiring that person? If so, this session is for you. What are the essential skills you need to succeed? Where do you turn to continuously expand your knowledge base? Learn about CoSN’s newly refreshed Framework of Essential Skills for CTOs.
with Annamaria Schrimpf, Director of Educational Technology, Winchester Public Schools


Panelist at MassCUE Annual Conference October 28,  2009
Presentation:Making Connections

Foxboro, MA