The SB21 Team was very excited to present at the ISTE 2017 summer conference in San Antonio, Tx. The ISTE conference marked the public release of the the LeaderShift 2020 professional learning series which provides prospective and practicing educational leaders throughout the globe with a comprehensive framework based on 6 pillars, 35 elements, and 229 indicators to foster the instructional leadership essential to promote modern schooling and, in turn, best prepare our students for their life and work in this unprecedented, complex and complicated world. SB21 Pulse Baseline Assessment
As a means of practicing what we preach, the SB21 Team has also created and aligned a robust online collaborative community platform to support the LeaderShift team members across the globe.
Lastly, we are working on a PD2Degree professional development project with Lamar University and Ramapo College. The goal is to provide an opportunity for passionate educations to participate our LeaderShift program as a means to obtain professional development credits or for post graduate degree credits. For future updates on our PD2Degree program please reference the SpringBoard21 website.
Glenn is passionate about changing curriculum and instructional practices to provide an engaging, relevant and problem-based learning experience designed to apply 21st-century skills. The field trip to the computer lab is going by the way side. Computer labs are being replaced by mobile wireless tools. Students and educators need 24/7 access to Web 2.0 and other ubiquitous technologies in order to access information and resources that engage and empower them to do research, data analysis and content sharing in a collaborative environment. Assessment of this new knowledge and learning requires relevant and timely feedback to students, teachers, parents, and decision-makers in order to design and maintain a continuously improving learning environment based on a data-driven decision model.
Glenn’s educational career has spanned 25 years in Catholic Education in four different communities throughout Alberta, Canada.His teaching experience has ranged from high school science, physical education, religion programming to computer CTS (career technology studies) programs.Over last 15 years, Glenn served Lakeland Catholic School District 150 as the Director of Technology and lastly as the Associate Superintendent of Technology and Student Learning Services. He transformed the school district from a stationary workstation infrastructure to a mobile wireless framework through the implementation of one to one laptops, tablets, and BYOD programs. Glenn has implemented a number of initiatives such as Alberta’s first rural k-12 ISP service, Canada’s first Apple k-12 iTunes-U instances, Webcrossing Collaboration services, Ensemble Video, Noteshare Collaboration services, CrashPlan, SnapStream, Google Apps, Collaba Portal, PowerSchool, JamfSoftware, Joomla, Moodle, WordPress, ePearl Portfolios, Sedna Presenter, WebHelp Desk and CMap Concept Map services just to mention a few. He has worked closely with Alberta Education on implementing a number of provincially funded research projects investigating the impact of technology on the instructional and assessment practices within the classroom. The school district eMerge team was awarded the Premier’s Award of Excellence in 2011 for the work completed in the One to One Laptop Research Project. Glenn has continued with his passion for integrating and assessing new instructional, assessment and technology practices by completing a Masters Degree in the area of Instructional Design at the University of Saskatchewan.
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