Join the cohort of educational leaders who want to learn more about educational technology and earn a certificate!

The Educational Technology for Administrative Leadership certificate is a 6-unit program that will prepare you to lead your school or district to improve student learning through strategic application of educational technologies.

This program is designed for educational leaders who want to...

  1. Be more efficient and effective in using educational technology tools to improve their workflow 
  2. Implement effective educational technologies that improve student success
  3. Improve teachers' effectiveness with integrating technology in instruction
  4. Create school conditions that support the effective use of technology in instruction
  5. Be on the forefront of emerging educational technologies for school transformation

ThKrause Center for Innovation at Foothill College (KCI) and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) are sponsoring this certificate program for educational leaders, who are assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, administrative staff, or lead teachers.

Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA (map) and online.


Planning Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms [1 unit] [LINC098.02] 

Instructor: Michael Simkins

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks Rescheduled to Spring 2011

Designed for school administrators and instructional leaders, this course is an introduction to using information and computer technology (ICT) for teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms. Topics emphasize building a balanced case for technology use, strategies for technology integration, and creating conditions that promote the use of technology for learning.

Using Multimedia for Effective Communication [1 unit] [LINC080A01]

Instructor: Michael Simkins

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks

This multimedia production course is designed for educators and provides an introduction to visual design principles, visualization techniques, and theories used to communicate complex verbal and visual information. Participants will use a variety of multimedia tools to design, develop, and produce visual materials, such as presentations, documents, and reports that follow sound principles of graphic design and instructional message design.

Data Analysis Tools for Administrators [1 unit] [LINC095C01]

Instructor: Michael Simkins

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks

Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets are powerful spreadsheet applications that can support school administrators’ collaboration to establish metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings to improve staff performance and student learning. Additional uses include tracking expenditures, budget development, meeting planning, and parent communication.

View the certificate outline for more information.

How much: 
Registration fees at Foothill College are $30 per quarter and $17 per unit (subject to change).

*Santa Clara County public school educators are eligible for scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost

How to sign up: