Leading with 21st Century Tools

Class Description:
Develop skills and use tools to create a vision of a 21st Century School that will enhance leading and learning in your school. Training in the use of digital tools will provide leaders with the skills to use their device as an organizational, productivity and communication tool.

Practical Application: Administrators will learn to effectively use their Macbook as a management tool during their day to day activities. Administrators will receive an overview of the device and learn its functionality. Participants will define their vision of a 21st century school that will be fully developed throughout the 4 day institute.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Goals and Objectives of the iLead Institute
  • Overview of Leadership in 21st Century Schools
  • MacBook Orientation
    • Shell
    • Desktop
    • Applications
  • PC/Mac Conversion
  • Overview of Session 2

8:30- 9:00 (30 min):
Introductions: Celine Azoulay-Lewin
9:00 - 9:30 (30 min):
Welcome & Overview of iLead Institute

Goals and Objectives:
  • To define a vision of a 21st century school
  • To modify the leadership skills for a digital age
  • To explore the emerging technologies to best prepare students for higher education and beyond


Learning to Change Changing to Learn Advancing K-12 Technology Leadership, Consortium for School Networking(COSN) Video

Discussion: What are your expectations of the iLead Institute? What challenges do you face as an administrator in this current educational climate?

9:30- 10:15 (45 min):
I. Introduction to Leading and Learning in 21st Century Schools

As a school leader, are you prepared for the discussions around the integration of technology and the Common Core?
What is a 21st century school?In the last ten years...
  • How does your school look different?
  • How have your practices changed?
  • How have your teachers practices changed?

A Personal Vision of Educational Technology:

by Alexander McDonald

Take a look at models of 21 st Century Schools:

In preparation for designing your vision...
Where are you?
Where do you want to be?

Survey results through Google Forms
Sample Technology Vision Plans

10:15 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 12:00 (90 minutes)
II. Macbook Orientation

  • The Desktop
    • Menu Bar
    • Dock
    • Hard Drive
    • Internet and Safari
    • Applications

Getting Acquainted with your Mac - Hands on activities

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH


III. Applications

2:30 - 3:00 (30 minutes)
Closing discussions
How will this device support in implementing your vision?
How will devices, such as the Macbook, alleviate some of the challenges you identified earlier?

Session 2 Overview


Apple Videos
A Day In The Life of A Leader
Changing Education Paradigms
National Education Technology Plan
Sample Technology Vision Plan Statements
ISTE NETS for Administrators
ISTE NETS for Teachers
ISTE NETS for Students
What is 21st century education?
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Thinking In Mind (Blog)

P21 Common Core Toolkit pdf
Apple Challenge Based Learning