Carla Wade, Technology Education and Title I Specialist, Oregon
Arkansas's Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) is a statewide project consisting of three components: a portal of hundreds of resources to assist administrators in running their schools and districts, a group of practicing administrators that help populate the portal and provide professional development, and an annual conference. In this presentation, Nebraska highlighted the planning and facilitation of their first annual Educational Administrators Technology Conference and plans for additional professional development opportunities for Nebraska's school administrators. The session included tips on how to organize an administrator's ed tech conference on a minimal budget and video clips from some of the key sessions. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is working in partnership with the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) to offer professional development for administrators on 21st Century Learning. Starting this fall, Oregon will hold T4: Third Tuesday Technology Talks; 30 minute webinars and podcasts with experts sharing "hot topic" strategies.