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2009-2010 SAI Technology Leadership Training
Phase 2, Day 2
Activating Your Program's Strategy and Evaluation
John B. Nash, PhD, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Is this you?
Have you ever embarked on an initiative that you were excited about but didn't get the results you wanted? Or did the initiative just stop? Did you wonder why?
What about in the realm of technology? How do you know if all the investments in educational technology that your school has been making are working?
Do any of the following apply to your district?
You're using technology in your school but haven't defined to what end.
You have money for hardware but no plan.
There are pockets of excellence in your district but taking them to scale is elusive.
You'd like to implement systems for improvement
Your technology committee is focused on purchases and not a vision.
There's lots of dabbling with technology in your district but no thread to link the outcomes
You'd like to know if the programs you have in place are making a difference.
This live, interactive workshop provides participants with a fresh, approachable perspective on setting strategy for achieving goals in school-based programs with an emphasis on technology and 21st century skills. Participants learn:
A simple yet effective technique for setting strategy and goals for your school's programs.
How to effectively answer the question "Is my initiative reaching its goals?"
How to confidently demonstrate to stakeholders that your programs are effective.
Review the key points of the workshop
Download the slides here
Activate Your Strategy & Evalaution - Handout.pdf
Download in PDF (good for scribbling on)
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See the draft plans developed in the workshop (with peer commentary)
(Google Docs Spreadsheet)
Links to Other Resources Discussed During the Workshops
Some of our workshop discussions centered on better understanding and advancing student use of technology, including social media. This
insightful talk by danah boyd
[via YouTube] highlights some issues related to teen use of social media that you may not have previously known.
Workshop Evaluation Survey
Form for future workshop:
Results from Council Bluffs
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