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COE Helps Schools in Digital Age

Tablets and smart phones, Google Apps and Hangouts, technology has changed the way people interact. Schools, however, have been slow to adapt. With the help of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Leadership and Service (CELS), directed by Associate Professor Jason LaFrance, K-12 leaders from around the United States will learn how to create learning opportunities that 21st century students need.

CELS, with the National Principals Academy, is sponsoring a one-day workshop led by Dr. Scott McLeod, a visionary on technology leadership and preparing students for the future, and Dr. Steven Edwards, an international expert in education leadership development. The workshop will be held October 24, 2014, at the Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, Georgia.

Through a combination of presentations and smaller “micro sessions,” participants will explore new ideas about how education can and should prepare students for the rich and challenging world they will live in, and to process those ideas with other attendees, LaFrance explained.

“In this workshop attendees will learn about creating a vision for success in the digital age, better technology integration, and how to overcome fear, control and other policy concerns,” LaFrance said. “Our conference leaders will frame how they see the future of education and share how to become a leader who creates the learning opportunities our students need and deserve”, LaFrance continued.

School leaders will come away with strategies to overcome barriers to integrating technology in their district /school; developing a vision for technology infused education; how to better help students compete in a global economy positively impact a school’s culture and climate; and how to embed best practices with current Common Core standards.

For more information on “Leading and Learning in a Digital World,” click here http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/leading/

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