Deadline: 15 March 2014
Open to: anyone interested in the conference topic
Venue: online on 27 March 2014
The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) and Steve Hargadon are pleased to announce the second annual School Leadership Summit, Thursday, March 27th, 2014. This free world-wide conference will be held online and will be a unique chance to participate in a collaborative global conversation on school leadership with presentations by your peers. It is being co-chaired by Steve Hargadon, whose virtual educational conferences had over 100,000 attendee logins last year.
Conference strands (aligned to the internationally-recognized ISTE Standards for Administrators) will include the leadership topics:
- Vision in a Changing World
- Teaching and Learning in a Changing World
- Professional Learning in a Changing World
- Data-driven Reform in a Changing World
- Ethical and Responsible Use in a Changing World
There is no cost to attend.
The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to leadership in a changing world. Topics are likely to include: expert advice and/or successful practices relating to Common Core; digital textbooks; school reform; tablet devices for teaching, learning, and productivity; social networking; professional development; “flipped” classrooms; digital citizenship and literacies; global collaboration; stakeholder and digital communication; and much more!
The Call for Proposals for the conference is open HERE. Presenters can submit proposals for general sessions focused on one of the five strands above. While the final deadline for submissions is 15 March 2014, presenters will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis starting February 1st, 2014. There is a motivation for early submission and acceptance, as presenters schedule their own presentation times as a part of the process and the options become more limited as time goes on.
As a conference that is focused on being participatory, they encourage new presenters as well as more experienced ones to submit to present.
International Advisory Board
Anyone can apply to be a member of the international advisory board. Advisory board members are recognized on the website and are asked to:
- Promote both participation and attendance at the conference
- Help us find partner organizations in their region(s)
- Help support and potentially train presenters in their geographical region
- If possible, help moderate sessions during the actual conference
To sign up for the advisory board, please make sure you have joined the Admin 2.0 online network, and then join the advisory board group HERE.
Conference Partner Organizations
The current list of sponsors and partners is HERE. Whether you are a small school or a multi-national non-profit organization, you are encouraged to become a conference partner. You must be non-commercial and primarily or substantively focused on school leadership to be approved. Once approved, your organization will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description; and you will be provided with a “spotlight” speaker session in the conference.
There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization-all they ask is that you actively promote the conference to your membership and network, and encourage participation as well as presentations and submissions. To apply to be a conference partner organization, please make sure you have joined the Admin 2.0 online network, and then join the partner group HERE.