The TeacherInfo Series: Experienced Insight , Training, and Support
The TeacherInfo Series includes face-to-face (in person) courses targeted toward school leaders, including current and upcoming superintendents, trustees, and graduate students. The series is not highly technical, rather meant to explore the role of technology and basic technical concepts for busy administrators. State approved training credits and university credit is available.
Renaissance Certification for School Leaders
This unique learning experience is designed for school leaders (current and perspective superintendents, and assistant superintendents) that wish to have a strong background in technology administration in order to oversee technology programs, budgets, and integration. The 12 month program includes bimonthly (once every other month) face-to-face training sessions, access to an online resource portal, and real-time access to Renaissance Institute Advisors. The final product is an actionable, state-approved technology plan focused on the unique needs of your organization.
- Network and Systems: Concepts of telecommunications infrastructure and data systems
- The Connected Learner: Best practices in providing technology and Internet access to local and remote learners
- Technology Funding: Technology funding programs including E-rate, leasing vs buying, and available grants
- Cybersecurity: Basics of cybersecurity, privacy, media literacy, state and federal compliance
- Integration: Research-based best practices in technology integration
- Digital Literacy: Overview of digital literacy standards for students, teachers, and administrators
- Adaptive/Assistive Technology: How to leverage technology for special populations
- Evaluation: Tools and strategies to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the technology program
- Open Elective: Focus on issues unique to your organization
The Next Renaissance by Dr. Andrew Berning: How technology will change education click here
This online course covers the role technology can play in a K-12 school district. Based on experience, research, and best practices, the content is targeted towards school leaders that want a non-technical overview of how to integrate technology to benefit students and teachers. Currently being updated.