by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE)*
and the Local Educational Support Center Network (LESCN)
This program consists of a series of professional
development opportunities between February 2009 and February
2010 delivered in a combination of face-to-face and online
formats. Tech leaders will be immersed in content aligned
to the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).
Participants should expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours
per week on activities, including online discussions, face
to face sessions, readings, planning, and data collection
activities. Participants' school principals will also be
engaged in a modest amount of discussions connected to the
Instructors will vary according to location
and content. Training will emphasize the use of free and
low-cost resources for professional development, curriculum
planning, Internet safety, and interactive simulation software
for student engagement (e.g., Thinkfinity, Think.com, Intel
Teach, CyberSmart, Alice, Scratch, and more). District tech
plans and the NH Tech Planning Guide will be referenced to
determine the professional development that needs strengthening
within the plans and in actual practice. Resources on 21st
century skills, Web 2.0 tools, policies and practices, as
well as organizational change, will be a large focus of this
program. The ultimate goal is to support a statewide cadre
of skilled, informed teacher leaders who are empowered to
support their colleagues in creating truly 21st century learning
funded through 2008-09 NCLB Title IID grants were required
to register by Friday, 2/6/2009 for activities that begin
in February 2009 and run through February 2010. Extra seats
are available for a limited time only. Contact your nearest
PD Center for
availability and registration details.
cost is $1,500 per participant and includes the following:
Online Professional Development
- TLC Online Collaborative Space – TLC
registration provides each participant access to the “TLC
space. Participants will access and share ideas and resources
throughout the year using an online meeting space.
- OPEN NH Course - TLC registration
provides access to one OPEN NH online courses of each
choice during the Summer or Fall 2009 terms. It is not
necessary for all tech leaders to take the same OPEN NH
course, although we encourage common courses among groups
of tech leaders when appropriate.
Intel Certified Training
- TLC registration provides each
participant a seat in a series of 5 full-day Intel “Thinking
with Technology” sessions,
distributed across the 2009-2010 program year. This series
is “platform neutral” in that the training
is all web-based and accommodates both Mac and PC users.
Participants must commit to the entire series of training
modules, not just one or two half day sessions, because
it’s a complete program. If participation in this
aspect of the TLC program is expected to be a problem,
it is important to identify a colleague at your school
who can participate – for the entire Intel series.
Dates and locations for TLC 2009-2010 are available upon
registration. Continental breakfast and lunch is included.
Participants may bring their own laptop or use computers
available at training sites.
the 21st Century Learner (April 1, 2009) – TLC
registration includes event seating for the tech leader
and their principal at this April 1st event. Registration
instructions: Go to www.lescn.org,
check the “purchase order” box, and add a note
to indicate registration is covered by the TLC Program.
EACH participant should register separately to ensure both
names are on the list. This event is FILLING UP FAST so
don’t delay if you are planning to attend.
McAuliffe Technology Conference (December 2009) – TLC
registration includes one day registration for this conference
with one Intel session delivered each day. Participants
select their preferred Intel day.
- iPod Touch - TLC registration covers
the cost to purchase one iPod Touch. The tool will be inventoried
by LESCN. Each tech leader will be asked to sign a memo
of understanding regarding the purpose and use of this
tool to support TLC program activities. Orders will be
placed after all tech leader registrations are confirmed,
and tools will be distributed at the earliest possible
face-to-face session. TLC Online modules will include resources
to explore and expand use of the iTouch in school.
- We are working with the College of Graduate Studies at Plymouth
State University to design a course syllabus that would
allow TLC participants the option of registering for graduate
credits. There is also the possibility of doing the same
at Keene State College. Additional costs for graduate credits
are not covered by your TLC registration fee.
For questions about
the Title II-D grants which cover participation fees for
districts receiving such grants, contact Cathy Higgins at email@example.com.
For questions about training locations, please contact
your nearest center using the contact information available
* This program is funded, in part, by federal funding
from the No Child Left Behind Title II-D Program, Enhancing
Education Through Technology, with grants to several districts
to cover the registration fees for one or more TLC participants.