July 14th, 2008



EETT- Leadership Kickoff Theme Topics

The Dimensions of Change within Schools in the 21st Century
Today's changing world challenges us to re-envision what we do in our schools and classrooms or risk a growing irrelevance in our students’ lives. And at the core of this challenge is how well we realize the potentials of today's emerging technologies in our own professional and personal learning practice as educational leaders. Participants will discuss how schools have changed and how they need to change to meet the demands of a modern world and remain relevant in the lives of the students they teach.

Effective School Leadership through Technology: the 21st Century Administrator
Participants will learn about and discuss ideas for the qualities of leadership that are necessary to begin and sustain change within schools. Discussions will include practical guidance for assessing schools and envisioning how leaders can effectively using technology across all functions of a school system to optimize benefits in learning, teaching and school operations.

Digital Citizenship: Current Internet Issues for School Leaders
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers and technology leaders understand what students should know to use technology appropriately, safely, and ethically in the 21st Century. This session will look at how schools can be proactive, rather than reactive, in helping students acquire the skills of digital citizenship needed to be successful today and in the future.