Welcome Info - Winter 2010

Educational Technology
for Administrative Leadership
Certificate Program
Krause Center for Innovation & Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Class starts Wednesday, January 5, 5pm
Dear Educator,
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We are pleased to announce three new classes during Winter Quarter for administrators and other school leaders. Sign up for the following 1-unit courses:Planning Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms, Using Multimedia for Effective Communication, and Data Analysis Tools for Administrators. These are the next three classes of the Educational Technology for Administrative Leadership certificate program, a program that will help your school or district improve student learning through strategic application of educational technologies. Miss the first class of the certificate? Not to worry, there are no prerequisites for these classes. Don't miss this low-cost opportunity that will also help you earn units!

1) If you are interested in attending, the first assignment is to complete a very short survey.

2) The second assignment is to apply for admission to Foothill College (see below).

3) The remainder of this email contains logistical information relevant to your starting the class.

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Planning Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms [1 unit] [LINC098.02]
Instructor: Michael Simkins
Wednesday, January 5, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks

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: Steven McGriff
Wednesday, February 2, 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, 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.

Krause Center for Innovation
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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Instructor: Michael Simkins, Ed.D.
We are pleased to introduce your lead instructor, Dr. Michael Simkins, Senior Consultant at Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Consulting Director, TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership). See Michael's profile for more information.

Michael is working in partnership with Dr. Steven McGriff, Teacher-in-Residence, Krause Center for Innovation, on instructional design and technology for the certificate program. Steve is your contact for course logistics and technology use.

How to Sign-up for FASTtech Classes

Step One: Apply for Admission
  1. Before you register for a class, you must be admitted to Foothill College. There is no fee to apply. If you were admitted the previous quarter, skip this step.
  2. Go to www.foothill.edu and click Admissions (lower gray navigation bar) or Apply and Register.
  3. On the Admission and Registration page, click the Apply for Admission link.
  4. On the Application for Admission page, click the Begin Application for Foothill College button (bottom).
  5. If you are a new user, create your free account that will allow you to choose a username and password login. If you are a continuing user, use your username and password to login.
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your application. Make a note of your Student ID Number and PIN.
Step Two: Register for a FASTtech Class
  • Go to the FASTtech registration page www.foothill.edu/kci/linc/preregister.php, fill out the form, select classes from the drop down menu and click submit button.
  • Please email Kathy Fransham with questions at franshamkathy@foothill.edu.
  • Your advance registration is important to keep the class open. To confirm a class will meet as scheduled, call the KCI at (650) 949-7680.
  • You will receive a bill from Foothill College for the cost of the class after you take the class. Through a generous gift from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation to encourage your participation, the course fees are reduced by half for Santa Clara County educators.

Certificate Program Goal

Prepare educational administrators to lead development and implementation of a comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformation throughout their organization. Following ISTE NETS-A guidelines, the certificate curriculum seeks to inspire and facilitate a vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital-age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders. An overview of the certificate program is available online.

This learner-centered, instructor-facilitated program is a hands-on learning experience that will enable you to experience educational technologies and the challenges of systems change in your real-world context.

The course modules are designed in a hybrid instructional model. The first class is designed for face-to-face interaction and the remainder of the classes are designed as asynchronous, online modules. Participants are expected to complete the course objectives through self-directed, online resources and collaborations with peers and instructors. You can expect to commit the same amount of learning time every week regardless of instructional mode.

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Contact Information

Logistics Info:
Dr. Steven McGriff, Teacher in Residence
Krause Center for Innovation
Email Steve

Course Info:
Dr. Michael Simkins
Lead Instructor
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Email Michael

About Us

Krause Center for Innovation (KCI)
The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College serves as a regional professional development center for educators at all levels who seek innovation through effective application of educational technology for teaching and learning.

The KCI offers technology and educational technology classes suited for educators and other
community members looking for professional development.

Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF)
focuses on raising student performance in the critical areas of math and science across all 33 Santa Clara County school districts. Our goal is to be the leading advocate for public education in our region. We are known for our clear focus on achieving results, partnering, and emphasizing creativity and innovation. Beyond serving students, teachers, and administrators, we provide value to the larger community by making investing in education easy.

The Krause 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.
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