The ISTE+TIE Leadership Bootcamp 2010 is designed to provide leadership teams and individual leaders a chance:
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The TIE Colorado/ISTE Leadership Bootcamp is an event designed to build understanding, facilitate conversations, and develop a framework for change. Leaders from all levels (school and district administrators, IT professionals, classroom teachers, librarians, district coordinators, and others) will engage in a day of learning and thinking that will lead to developing a working plan for improving communication and collaboration practices in their school or district.
The Bootcamp will be held on Friday, June 25, from 5-7pm and Saturday, June 26, 8-5 at the Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel prior to the ISTE 2010 conference in Denver. During the day, you'll have a chance to interact with other technology advocates as you learn from a panel of experts who embody effective communication and collaboration practices including:
The Leadership Bootcamp will include four areas of focus:
The Leadership Bootcamp will provide avenues for participants to explore and exchange ideas about what good digital communication and collaboration looks and sounds like from multiple perspectives. The Bootcamp day will include a selection of breakout sessions, a morning keynote by Jeff Piontek, a panel session and luncheon conversation moderated by Chris Lehmann and much more. In addition, there are several free online events that will occur prior to June 26, including four virtual sessions hosted by Classroom 2.0 and online discussions centered around the Bootcamp themes:
March 10, 7:00 PM-MST Creating and Maximizing Learning Networks
Bud Hunt, Instructional Technologist, St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont, Colorado
April 14, 7:00 PM-MST Building Policy to Support Vision
Dr. Larry Anderson, Founder, National Center for Technology Planning
May 5, 7:00 PM-MST Communication and Collaboration Tools
Kim Cofino, 21st Century Literacy Specialist, International School, Bangkok, Thailand
June 2, 7:00 PM MST Communication & Collaboration Practices
Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Fall 2010 - Date to be announced Follow-up conversation on successes and challenges
Michelle Bourgeois, Instructional Technology Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley School District
Alison Saylor, Computer Science Teacher, Everitt Middle School
(Visit the Pre-Conference Sessions Page to access the session descriptions and archives)
Those attending the Bootcamp on June 26 are also invited to the Leadership Bootcamp Kickoff Event and Colorado Corporate Showcase on the evening of June 25. Sponsored by TIE Colorado's Corporate Exhibitors, this evening reception will be an opportunity to network with others attending the event.
Following the ISTE 2010 conference, a followup virtual event led by Bootcamp Co-chairs Michelle Bourgeois and Alison Saylor will occur in the Fall of 2010 so that participants may report on progress, share successes, ask questions, reconnect with friends from the day, and set next steps.
We hope you will join us for one or all of these exciting opportunities! The fee for the full Bootcamp day on June 26 (including lunch) is $155 (this includes the evening kickoff on June 25). Register soon at the ISTE 2010 website - spots will fill up quickly.