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What Do Administrators Need to Know and Be Able to Do with Technology?

Product code: EVTIPNETS12
Published: 11/28/2012
Topics: Education leadership, Corporate innovation, Professional learning, Assessment, Standards, Advocacy
Length: approximately 60 minutes
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eAdministrators face many challenges in today’s educational environment. From mobile devices to Acceptable Use Policies of them educators are looking to raise student achievement while readying them digital-age careers. The NETS-A provide a list of skills needed to be an effective leader in a digital-age school. In this webinar, you will get a closer look at how to specifically use the NETS to provide vision and direction for your staff. Join a discussion that will help you to define effective technology integration and develop a calibration among your leadership team regarding the evaluation of teaching best practices in a digital age. Lead like you've never led before, because leadership is different than ever before.


Ben Smith

Bio: Ben is currently the Educational Technology Program Specialist at Lincoln Intermediate Unit in Central Pennsylvania. He is currently the project lead for STEM for the IU. Prior to this, Ben was a physics teacher at Red Lion Area High School for 27 years. In addition to teaching Honors Physics, AP Physics, and Engineering, Ben serves as the Science Department Chair. Ben has started a education technology consulting business with Jared Mader called EdTechInnovators (www.edtechinnovators.com). Together, Ben and Jared have presented on topics of technology integration, science education, and 21st century education across the United States. Ben and Jared also serve as the Science Curriculum Specialists for Learning and Leading, ISTEʼs flagship publication. Ben was awarded the prestigious Making IT Happen! Award in 2011.


Jared Mader

Bio: Jared Mader is the Director of Educational Technology for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, a consortium of 25 school districts and over 80 non-public institutions in South Central Pennsylvania. Prior to serving in this capacity, he was the Director of Technology for five years in the Red Lion Area School District and taught Chemistry for nine years. In his past two roles, he has been responsible for all of the instructional technology and infrastructure decision-making, founding his educational philosophy in the NETS. He understands the value of personal devices in the classroom and has implemented a BYOD program in his former district. Recognized for his experience in implementing such a program, he has served on panel discussions and has authored several journal articles on the process of adopting such a program. Jared has promoted engaging staff and student learning communities through online collaboration and Google Apps for students and staff. His interests in technology integration into the classroom has earned him acceptance into the Discovery Educator Network and as a Pennsylvania Department of Education State Keystone Technology Integrator. He has also been featured in articles found in Digital Directions, Educational Weekly, AASA’s School Administrator, Edutopia, and more. He has been a conference speaker and workshop presenter at ISTE/NECC, MICCA, NSTA, PSTA, PAECT, and Pete&C. He also serves as an educational technology consultant and has provided professional development to districts in states that include Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, California, Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Louisiana and Arkansas. He has been selected as a Best-of-the-Best Presenter at ISTE and has represented ISTE faculty at the GETEX summit in Dubai, UAE. Further he is the Co-Science Curriculum Specialist and Independent Consultant for ISTE and is a contributing author for ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Publication.