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TICAL/AAEA Technology and Innovation Academy

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Become Leading Edge Certified!

Announcing the 2015 Winter/Spring Cohort
February 16th – April 18th, 2016

Face-to-Face Kick Off: At the TICAL Conference, Tuesday, February 16
12:30 – 6:00 PM

Marriott Hotel, Little Rock, AR

Facilitated by TICAL Cadre Members and school leaders




Interested in becoming an innovative professional developer and refining your digital skills?

Launched in 2014, Professional Learning Leader certification focuses on those who provide professional development to educators across all curricular areas. The curriculum is aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Coaches (ISTE Standards•C). Participants will integrate contemporary technology into leadership and professional learning practices using web-based software and resources that serve adult learning objectives and educational goals. This class includes both theoretical and experiential components; participants will explore and research examples of effective practices in 21st Century learning environments, but will also spend a substantial portion of course time developing educationally meaningful and personally relevant products to support your role as a leader.


The program begins with a day-long face-to-face orientation meeting. Subsequent work is completed online. Possibility of a second face-to-face meeting near the end of the program to help with portfolio preparation.

Topics and sample schedule:

Week 1: Modules 1 and 2, Overview & Professional Learning
Week 2: Module 3, Models of Professional Learning
Week 3: Module 4, Developing Community
Week 4: Module 5, Digital Literacy & Citizenship
Week 5: Module 6, Developing & Implementing A Vision
Week 6: Module 7, Professional Learning Environments
Week 7: Module 8, Portfolio & Closure
Week 8-9: Portfolio Submission & Review

Participating educators become “Leading Edge Certified” upon successful completion of the program.

Successful completion includes:

Participants should have proficiency with web-based tools, experience with discussion boards, and knowledge of online tools and resources available.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Marie Gonzales.