Technology Principles for Principals

Session Description: What does effective teaching look like? How does technology support effective teaching? The focus of this session is to identify the hallmarks of effective lessons that incorporate technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Initially, the session will focus on research-based resources. A look at tools that could be used to capture/define effective uses of technology will be shared. Finally, principals will be actively involved in sharing effective professional development practices that could include their Keystone Technology Integrator(s).


July 30, 2008 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • Introductions

  • Connection Check

Review Action Plan -

Key Is Leadership


National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S)

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T)

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A)

American Association of School Librarians

Pennsylvania Standards for Technology|5467|&pde_internetNav=|

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Look Fors….Discussion

  • Article: "Principles of Effective Instruction" - Click Here

  • Article: "Building Better Instruction: Technology Supports Nine Research-Proven Instructional Strategies"

  • Article: Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally - Click Here

Discussion: Two big questions?

Assessment/Observation tools:

ISTE Classroom Observation Tool
iCOT Tool -

Lesson Checklist - - Created by CFF Staff

Lesson Guide - - Created by CFF Staff


ACTS In PA Information Gathering Tool

3-Minute Class Check - Provided by R. Scott Jeffery, author unknown

Existing Tools

Sharing Time

Dream A Little

  • What would an ideal tool look like?

Professional Development

Break Out Sessions (Select two)

  • Curricular Uses of Wikis: Click HERE for links from today's session
  • Using Google Docs
  • Blogging and the Administrator
Teaching the Civil War with Technology
Following Morpheus Fortuna
Speaking of History
TipLine - Gates Computer Tips

Pulling It All Together

A Rubric for Technology Professional Development

  • What does PD look like in your district?

  • What are the barriers?

  • How can you become involved to spearhead change in program and/or delivery?

Complete Action Plan

Evaluation --Zoomerang

Staying in Touch --Principal's Partnership

A look at the Principals Attendees through Google Earth: Keystones-Principals.jpg


Tech Tools

What is a wiki?

What is a blog?

What is Google Docs?

Classroom Instruction That Works Wiki - Click Here

Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW) Wiki - Click Here


Keystone wiki</span>


Lesson resources for teachers:

21st Century Channel (netTrekker)

Act 48- To receive Act 48 you must go to and register for the Principal's Workshop via the "BVIU Course Registration"