Presented by: Cameron McCune, Ed.D., Former Superintendent
Tony Anderson, Former Chief Information Ofﬁcer
Fullerton School District
A major challenge in implementing technology in schools is having adequately skilled administrators to lead the implementation. Enticing busy administrators into participating in technology training has always proven difficult.
In the Fullerton School District, an administrative technology skills program was created that awarded administrators with a salary increase for demonstrating defined technology skills. The result of this program was that over 98% of eligible administrators participated in the training program and received their technology certifications and salary awards. Never before had there been such enthusiasm by administrators in the District for participating in technology staff development.
This program resulted in better informed administrators providing more effective leadership in integrating technology into the instructional program. It was clearly one of the linchpins that enabled the Fullerton School District to provide more effective technology-enhanced instruction for its students. This presentation will review how the program was structured, what formal training occurred, how training was delivered via the web for self-motivated administrators, and how administrators were assessed on their technology skills.
Handouts from the presentation are here: