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Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision

Monday January 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Leadership for Mobile Learning

Presented by Dr. Peter Aiken, Superintendent, Manheim Central School District, PA; Michelle Murphy, Superintendent, Rim of the World School District, CA; and Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss, Superintendent, Salisbury Township School District, PA
Program Host and Moderator: Ann McMullan, Project Director, CoSN Empowered Superintendents Program
Sponsored by Big Deal Media
This edWebinar series is co-hosted by CoSN and edWeb.net



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Even in today’s world of ubiquitous use of technology, we still continue to see some school districts implementing technology initiatives without giving enough consideration to their own fundamental reasons for moving forward. We have all seen or read about districts that launch 1:1 programs without thinking through why their students require individual access to digital devices. Sometimes districts feel they must keep up with their students who are viewed as digital natives or match a neighboring district’s technology program. Fulfilling a board mandate can also be the driver behind a decision to launch a 1:1 initiative. Without a coherent, shared vision for implementing any technology program, the project is likely to be diluted, lack the desired impact or worse, simply fail miserably.

In this edWebinar you will learn from district leaders just what it takes to successfully deploy, implement and sustain a shared commitment to mobile learning and discover the “why” behind their own leadership in this arena. This session is of special value for school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Peter AikenAbout the Presenters

Dr. Peter Aiken is currently the superintendent of Manheim Central School District in Pennsylvania. He is passionate about preparing students for a world that gets crazier by the day. Dr. Aiken began his teaching career in Norfolk, VA as a reading teacher. He returned to Pittsburgh as a high school English teacher. On his way to becoming a superintendent of schools, he has served and garnered tremendous leadership lessons as an assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Aiken’s core leadership tenet is everything rises and falls on relationships. Originally from Oakmont, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Dr. Aiken now resides in Lancaster, PA, with his wife and three kids. He is an avid reader and is often found running and ruminating after a great read. You are invited to connect with him on Twitter and share your favorite leadership book at @pj_aiken. You can also read his leadership blog.


Michelle MurphyMichelle Murphy is serving her second year as Superintendent of Rim of the World Unified School District in California. Prior to her appointment as superintendent, Michelle served as the chief technology officer for Coachella Valley Unified School District. During her time with CVUSD, Michelle opened a new department called the “iCenter” which was charged with rolling out 18,000 iPads for the 2013/2014 school year with the focus of supporting nine 900 teachers with the California Computer Science Standards and technology integration/instruction. Michelle is an authorized Apple Foundations Trainer and a CETPA certified CTO. She guided both the educational technology and IT departments to support district and site personnel to plan and complete all iPad deployments and the Mobile Learning Initiative. Michelle’s professional background also includes her tenure at the Hesperia Unified School District as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and finalist for CA Elementary Principal of the Year.

Randy ZIegenfussDr. Randy Ziegenfuss, Superintendent of Salisbury Township School District in Pennsylvania, is an educational disruption designer. He is passionate about moving K-12 schools away from the dominant “school” paradigm and conversation to a learner-centered, learner-friendly design responsive to the context of the ever-changing, technology-rich world we live in. He strives to answer the question: What new leadership competencies does it take to truly transform our schools—to create a new form of education? You can read his blog and listen to his podcasts, Shift Your Paradigm and TL Talk Radio.


About the Host

Ann McMullan is a 34-year veteran educator who served as the executive director for educational technology in the Klein Independent School District, located just outside Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. For 16 years Ann led the team in Klein ISD that provided professional development on technology and 21st century instructional strategies to over 4,000 professional educators serving over 50,000 students. During that time Ann also co-chaired the Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee which developed the Texas Education Agency’s Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.

Today, she is based in Los Angeles, California working as a public speaker, writer, and independent education consultant focused on supporting leadership, visioning and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. She is a frequent presenter at state, national and international education conferences. Ann serves as project director for CoSN’s Empowered Superintendents Program. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. In the fall of 2016 Ann co-authored and published Life Lessons in Leadership: The Way of the Wallaby.

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