Administrator Academies

A series of one-day professional development opportunities (with professional growth points available) offered in several locations throughout Indiana that focus on building awareness, understanding, and the skills needed to be an innovative 21st century leader in today’s schools and districts. A typical agenda includes introductions, a keynote, lunch, professional learning planning and goals work session, and digital tool swap. Our most recent series, “Facilitating Change in K-12 Districts,” explored best practices for planning and evaluating professional learning experiences (Guskey, SAMR), tips and strategies for leading with clarity, methods for setting clear goals and managing complex change, bringing the right people to the table (aligning resources - not just money, but people), and tools for improving workflow.

 

eLearning Online Courses

Indiana educators are invited to take advantage of outstanding, free professional learning through Five-Star Academy’s facilitated online courses. As part of our eLearning Strategic Partnership, each Indiana school district in the state is entitled to four (4) FREE seats to each online course. Participants receive 40 Professional Growth Points (PGPs) upon the completion of each course. Check available dates and register for an online course today:

Introduction to Blended and Online Teaching
Technology Integration 101
Designing Digital Learning Spaces
The Differentiated, Student-Centered Classroom

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K-12 ZONE - EDUBLOGS

SUMMER – The Good, the Bad & the ...
Ahhhhh, summer………..the students and teachers are gone, and it’s time for the IT Department to step into overdrive and get more done in two ...
July 21, 2014
Four ways to create a ...
There’s a reason Disney Parks have the slogan “Where Dreams Come True.” There’s magic everywhere, from the entrances to the parks to the ...
July 14, 2014
The Unusual First Day
I was out shopping this weekend, and the grills and gardening supplies had begun to be replaced by Crayolas and backpacks.  With balanced ...
July 07, 2014
Our Story Part II: Cascade Middle ...
Back in February of this year CMS staff was challenged to showcase how technology was being integrated in the classroom. Teachers responded in a big ...
June 30, 2014
Ramblings of a Young Geezer
When a coworker approached me last September about starting a computer programming club at our middle school, I was immediately onboard. For one ...
June 23, 2014
Are We Asking the Right Questions?
I recently asked my youngest daughter, Lizzie (age 6), what she wanted to be when she grows up. Lizzie promptly replied, “A pet shop owner.” She ...
June 16, 2014
The Best of Blog: What is Summer ...
Originally written: October 15, 2013 Wow! Wow! Wow!  Summer vacation has hit at Richland-Bean Blossom School District in Ellettsville, ...
June 09, 2014
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    Candice Dodson | Director of eLearning
    Candice Dodson | Director of eLearning
    Indiana Department of Education • Indianapolis, IN
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    Colin Ripmaster | Associate Executive Director
    Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals • Lansing, MI
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    Susan Miller | Business Manager
    Rock Creek Community Academy • Sellersburg, IN
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    Dr. Terry Goodin | Superintendent
    Dr. Terry Goodin | Superintendent
    Crothersville Community Schools • Crothersville, IN
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    Sal Costanzo | Technology Director
    New Albany Floyd County Schools • New Albany, IN
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    Richard Allen | Superintendent
    Southeast Dubois County Schools • Ferdinand, IN
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    Technology Staff
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    Dr. Terry Goodin | Superintendent
    Karen Haas | Principal
    St. Paul Catholic School • Sellersburg, IN

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