By Ramiro ZunigaIt goes without saying that it is not easy being in a leadership position. There are so many things to deal with beyond simply doing the work. There are personnel issues. There are morale issues. There are political issues. So how does one deal with this? Good question.
By Ramiro ZunigaIn Part 1 of this post I discussed the need to review software requirements, software user agreements, and classroom readiness in order to prepare for a mobile learning initiative. Part 2 will be a continued discussion that identifies other areas to review.
By Ramiro Zuniga
This weekend, I conducted a webinar on a very interesting topic related to mobile learning.
In Part 1 of this post I will discuss some of the things that need to be reviewed and understood before proceeding with a mobile learning initiative with Part 2 being a continuation.
By Ramiro Zuniga
Over the last three weeks, I have had the opportunity to observe two different individuals going through very different scenarios related to their job seeking activities. The first is an individual at the start of her career. She has recently interviewed with three different companies and has already received two job offers. The second individual is a seasoned professional that has been interviewed by several companies and has yet to receive a single offer.
This week we are featuring a post from one of SunGard K-12's own Solutions Specialists, Justin McKean. Justin recently wrote a blog post regarding developing successful schools, businesses, and being successful in life. “When you analyze the strengths and beliefs of your campus, do you not only believe in them but put those thoughts into action? When we build our foundation for our campus/district/school we need those concepts to not only be heard but followed or your “house” may fall. It all starts with who C.A.R.E.S.”
By Ramiro Zuniga
The end of summer truly is an exciting time for those in the K-12 universe. Students are looking forward to reuniting with their friends at school. Teachers are excited about meeting their new students. Principals and administrators are looking forward to the opportunities for impacting the educational process. Something just as exciting, but perhaps less thought of, is the ushering in of new leadership.
As I pointed out in Part 1 of this post, there often seems to be a divide between Curriculum Directors and Technology Directors when it comes to technology solution recommendations. In Part 1, I discussed the factors that both Directors of Technology and Curriculum have to consider as they make their decisions. In this part, I will make some suggestions on how this situation can be overcome.
By Dennis Pierce
The role of the school district chief technology officer (CTO) is changing. Whereas CTOs used to focus most of their time on keeping school networks and technology systems up and running, today’s CTOs must clearly understand the learning needs of their students and teachers—and how technology can help support these needs.
I recently participated in a technology integration forum in Austin, Texas. Among the participants were Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Technology Directors, and Curriculum Directors. As technology forums go, this one was typical. Keynote speakers shared stories of success and the strategies behind them. Breakout sessions consisted of district leaders sharing their individual stories and engaging the audience in detailed discussions.