21 Things 4 Administrators

Transforming Administrators into Technology Leaders

Self-paced PD for the 21st Century Administrator!

The purpose of this series is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 administrators based on the ISTE Technology Standards for Administrators (ISTE-A). These standards are the basic technology skills every administrator should possess. In the process, administrators will develop their own skills and discover what educators need in order to meet the ISTE Standards for Teachers (ISTE Standards-T) as well.


The ISTE Standards for Administrators define what administrators need to know and be able to do in order to discharge their responsibility as leaders in the effective use of technology in their schools. Working through the modules you select, you will use technology to inform, instruct, and share pedagogy, resources, and best practices with your staff that show how technology can transform the classroom.

What are the ISTE Standards for Administrators?

ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, has a series of standards for educators, students, administrators, and technology coaches. These are the goals that every educator or student should strive to attain with the use of technology in support of education. The ISTE standards for administrators are:


• Visionary Leadership

• Digital Age Learning Culture

• Excellence in Professional Practice

• Systemic Improvement

• Digital Citizenship


For more information on the ISTE Standards, visit this link to the standards: http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/standards-for-administrators

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Using the Five E Model to Explore Leading with Technology

Macomb ISD and Lenawee ISD are partnering this fall to offer this unique course. Participants may choose to register for one, some, or all of the five sessions, with a range of 12-60 SCECHs available for completion of coursework.

For each ISTE Standard, learners will participate in a Capstone experience that will include viewing video tutorials, reading and reflecting on academic posts, exploring technology resources through 21 Things 4 Teachers, and sharing in discussions with other participants through online forums. Capstone experiences will follow the 5 E’s model that allows learners to experience common activities, to use and build on prior knowledge and experience, to construct meaning, and to continually assess their understanding of a concept. The 5E’s are:

• Engage participants by activating prior knowledge, past experiences, or current understandings and interactive experiences
• Explore the topic
• Explain or communicate the topic
• Expand or Elaborate on the learning
• Evaluate the success of implementation

To earn credit, a Capstone project will be completed for each topic with submission of one or more digital artifacts to demonstrate leadership in application of learning. Participants will also be expected to engage with other educational leaders by reflecting, sharing and responding within course discussion forums to extend transformational thinking and learning.

Dates, Registration, and More Information

The 21 Things 4 Administrator Course will be set up in a Learning Management System (Schoology) and all class meetings will be online (virtual). Sessions will be recorded for ease of attendance. The course will have open entrance/exit so participants may choose as many modules as desired and complete at any time during the course window.


October 2, 2017 - opens Capstone 1

November 6, 2017 - opens Capstone 2

December 4, 2017 - opens Capstone 3

January 29, 2018 - opens Capstone 4

March 5, 2018 - opens Capstone 5

June 1, 2018 - all work due/course ends


To register, or for more information, please go to:


Lenawee ISD Wisdomwhere: http://www.solutionwhere.com/ww/lisd and search for the event Technology in Leadership Series: 21 Things 4 Administrators starting October 1 to register.


Questions? Please contact:


Dr. Jenn Parker: jparker@misd.net

Sue Summerford: sue.summerford@lisd.us