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Hot Wheels, Barbies, or Legos:
Educational Technology Leadership
By Annette Lamb
Cars, dolls, or building blocks: which were your childhood favorites? Take the technology temperament test. Do you have a guardian, artisan, idealist, or rational personality? How does your personality impact your technology leadership? In this session, participants will gain insight into their leadership skills and address a dozen key questions facing educators integrating technology into their programs. The session will conclude with building blocks of technology leadership. From modeling and coordinating to sharing and mentoring, explore ways to expand your role as a technology advocate.
Technology Temperaments
Take the technology temperament test. What are you?
Four Temperaments
How does my personality impact my technology leadership?
  • Seeks
    • membership & belonging
    • responsibility & duty
  • Skills
    • logistics
    • facilitation
Guardian Words
  • Accountability
  • Tradition
  • Service
  • Reliable
  • Stability
  • Security
  • We've always done it this way.
Guardian Technologist
  • Uses the manual
  • Likes step-by-step instructions
  • Knows the procedure
  • Likes to help others
  • Where's the creativity?
  • Seeks
    • freedom & action
    • excitement & variation
  • Skills
    • tactics
    • performance
Artisan Words
  • Spontaneity
  • Strength
  • Grace
  • Boldness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Let's try something new!
Artisan Technologist
  • Rarely uses the manual
  • Likes to explore & discover
  • Works at own pace
  • Fun is a priority
  • What about standards?
  • Seeks
    • identify & self actualization
    • meaning & significance
  • Skills
    • guidance
    • advocacy
Idealist Words
  • Authenticity
  • Catalyst
  • Facilitator
  • Romantic
  • Meaningfulness
  • Let's change the world together!
Idealist Technologist
  • Looks for personal shortcuts
  • Enjoys helping others learn
  • Likes to create
  • Wants to express ideas
  • What about the hardware?
  • Seeks
    • knowledge & competence
    • willpower & mastery
  • Skills
    • strategy & design
Rational Words
  • Logical
  • Reasoning
  • Abstraction
  • Intellectual
  • Mastery
  • Let's figure this out!
Rational Technologist
  • Dives into the manual
  • Explores the possibilities
  • Driven to "figure it out"
  • Wants to know why
  • What about the people?
A Dozen Questions
Consider multiple perspectives
#1 Personalities
#2 Staff Development
#3 Project-based Learning
#4 Measure Learning
#5 Technology Skills
  • Do students need to master basic computer skills before they use technology for more advanced learning?
  • It depends on the skills.
  • It depends on the activity.
  • The Assignment
    • Select an image that illustrates historical earthquake impact.
      • Earthquake & history skills
      • Internet search skills
      • Image selection skills
      • Word processing skills
#6 Keyboarding
  • Should we teach keyboarding? If so, when?
  • It depends, school, curriculum, technology, local area
  • Keyboarding depends
  • Teach as
    • part of curriculum - writing
    • homework
    • course
    • as needed
#7 Distance Education
#8 Student Leadership
#9 Special Needs
#10 Time
#11 Specialists
  • Some schools have a computer specialist. Some leave technology to classroom teachers. Which is better?
  • What do you want to do?
  • Computer Specialist
    • Computer Teacher
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • Information Specialist
    • Curriculum Specialist
    • Technology Leadership
    • Curriculum Leadership
  • http://www.lehigh.EDU/zoellner/encyclopedia.html
#12 Management
Building Blocks of Leadership
What's the job of a technology leader?
Find Help
Help with Multimedia
  • Video, Audio, Images
    • Projectors
    • Microphones
    • Basic Skills
Expand Horizons
Create Clusters
  • Establish the environment
    • Tables, Chairs, Mouse pads
Share Student Projects
Encourage New Approaches
Create Teacher Resources
Provide Tutorials
Focus on Documents
Focus on Multiple Perspectives
Help Cross Disciplines
Technology Leadership
  • Modeling
  • Coordinating
  • Sharing
  • Mentoring
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Feel free to use these materials for workshops or your own professional development. However, keep in mind that these materials were created for use by participants in Annette Lamb's workshops, not as stand-alone materials. For additional information about the "live" workshops, contact Annette Lamb.

This workshop is a companion to the book, Building Treehouses for Learning.
This workshop contains elements from the following presentation: Technology Tools in Teaching and Learning.

Developed by Annette Lamb, 05/00.