Latest from ATLIS

VR AS CHANGE AGENT?

Our EMERGING TRENDS webinar series began in October with a look at the possibilities of virtual reality for education as Karen McKenzie of Cary Academy (NC) provided an introduction to this new tool. See a clip below from this members-only video from our webinar archive.  Members can access the full video recording here. Look for other webinars in this series, including an "Introduction to Block Chain"  from Shane Hihara of San Francisco Friends School (CA) on November 28th and on "The Future of Making in Independent Schools"  with Kevin Jarrett of Firewalking Consulting and Laura Fleming, author of Worlds of Making on January 16th.

 

 


FEATURED MICRO-COURSES: PLUGGING IN TO INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND PRACTICAL VR FOR THE CLASSROOM

Are you planning your summer learning? Check out our new micro-courses for just-in-time professional development.

Plugging in to Independent Schools (For IT Professionals)
Curt Lieneck, ATLIS ECATD Faculty and Retired Independent School Technology Leader

Watch our webinar preview!

 Curt Lieneck brings over 30 years of experience to this useful and practical introduction for transitioning to independent schools. If you are thinking of moving from the business or public school world to an independent school technology department, or if you are onboarding someone to your staff from a similar background, you will find this course to be enormously helpful. Lieneck provides an introduction to what an independent school actually is and how it is different from other kinds of educational institutions, digs into independent school culture, and addresses the challenges facing independent schools today. 

Practical VR in the Classroom
Stacy Tippens, Educational Technology Specialist, The Madeira School (VA)


Take this micro-course if you want learn the basics of beginning a VR program at your school. This course includes an introduction to the equipment you will need as well as specific suggestions for implementation. You'll receive valuable tips from an educator who has worked directly with VR in a classroom setting and complete a plan for your own implementation.

Learn more about these and other ATLIS micro-courses 
here.


 TIE Deployment Guide

bullet journalAs our members have gone through the first two years of the Technology Impact and Efficacy assessment, we have noted their requests for more detailed instructions and guidelines for implementing and surveys efficiently and successfully.

The TIE Deployment Guide was created with these requests in mind. Learn more about the Guide and the TIE assessment here.