Full program description

Academy Overview

To prepare future-ready students, schools must integrate digital devices, global connections, and flexible, student-centered learning environments. In support of that effort, TASA is once again partnering with Alan November and November Learning to present the Digital Learning Design—Transforming Our School professional development series. Formerly called Leadership for the Digital Learning Age, the series has drawn nearly 800 participants representing approximately 120 Texas school districts.

The new three-part academy aligns with the visioning principles as set forth in TASA'sCreating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, and is designed for school district and campus leaders and other educators passionate about transforming Texas schools into centers for 21st century learning.

Sessions

Teams or individuals may register for the entire three-session academy or for Session 2 and/or Session 3, which are stand-alone sessions.
 
Session 1 – December 9: Digital Learning Design
Participants in this first session of the full, three-part academy will select a question, issue, or project related to digital learning, such as:
  • aligning technologies to standards
  • building staff capacity
  • improving communication among the faculty
  • supporting pioneering educators (e.g., The Flip)
  • globalizing the curriculum
  • increasing participation of parents and community
  • authentic and rigorous problem solving
  • TEKS-aligned instructional design and delivery
Following Session 1 in December, and between subsequent sessions, participants may continue to focus on their selected issue or project.
 
Participants will bring their favorite projects or assignments for a "makeover" that taps the full power of the digital learning environment.
Participants will discover the significant opportunities during the first five days of school to set the tone for powerful, engaging, and self-directed learning.