“The biggest asset that the School2Home program has brought to our community is the heightened level of parent participation. Today, the Central community enjoys a free flow of parental involvement in their student's education that I have never seen in 20 years of public education experience. This is exciting!”
Pablo Sanchez, Principal, Central Middle School
"Technology and media literacy are essential
21st-century skills. The School2Home program contributes to closing the
Achievement Gap by providing laptops, internet access, and training to students
and families who might not have it otherwise."
Becky Alber, UCLA/Center X (History Coach at RL
Stevenson Middle School)
Principals are key to the success of School2Home. School2Home principals are provided ongoing
leadership, training, and support in managing the culture change that is
fundamental to successful school wide technology immersion. Tools, templates, and “quick starts” provide
support at every step of the way. If you
are interested in becoming a School2Home school, click here.
Online resources to support your work as the technology and instructional leader at your site have been added below. This page will be updated regularly.
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- The State of California maintains an excellent website for School Administrators called TICAL – Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership.
- From the California Department of Education is Taking Center Stage – Act II. This website is a portal for Middle Grades Educators, with great articles, information, and resources.
- Success at the Core is a program that strengthens leadership teams' ability to define quality instruction and advocate for it in their school. It offers teachers practical methods to implement a shared vision of quality instruction their classrooms
- EdTechProfile is a California state-funded website for teachers and administrators to self-assess their technology proficiency and integration skills. Administrators can create reports to assist in the development of the school's professional development program.
- The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) is another state-funded project in support of education technology, providing regional assistance to public school districts and schools in all areas of technology including technical, instructional and administrative.
- The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) is an international organization which created the National Education Technology Standards for students, teachers and administrators.
- Blogs, podcasts, wikis by administrators for administrators:
- Grant Wrangler is a website with grant resources for K-12 schools.
- Google Apps for Education is a program to provide Google tools for schools in a free, secure, anytime, anywhere protected collaborative environment.
- YouTube in education provides videos that have been vetted for educational purposes. There is access to thousands of free high quality educational videos in a controlled environment. Individual schools or districts sign up for free accounts.
Visit this site for more information and watch a short video explaining this new program.
- The California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) is a California state-funded website for teachers and administrators to find instructional resources and websites aligned to the state adopted content standards in English Language Arts English Language Development, Mathematics, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education, History-Social Studies and Science.
- Calaxy is a website sponsored the K-12 High Speed Network. It provides a free suite of tools, includes blogging, videoconference scheduling, wikis, an online course management system (like Moodle) and a file sharing system where educators can upload videos, podcasts, images and documents.
- A set of Copyright and Fair Use Resources
Digital Citizenship Resources:
- Common Sense Media: is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. A stellar resource for parents on all media, including games, TV shows, movies, and topics of cyber safety. For educators, there are complete lesson plans on all topics of cyber safety; lessons run about 45 minutes each.
- NetzSmart for teachers, parents/guardians, teens, kids, law enforcers.
- OnGuardOnline sponsored by the Federal trade Commission has published books for parents in English and Spanish called Net Cetera. It addresses all topics of CyberSafety. There is also a booklet for middle schoolers called Heads Up – Stop, Think, Click.
- CTAP Digital Citizenship Resources – the original cybersafety webpages developed by the former CTAP 4 group, including the CyberSafety poster and its support resources, has been transferred to the state website, updated and maintained there.