Leadership Matters December 2013

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2648 Beechler Court Springfield, IL 62703-7305 217.753.2213 800 Woodfield Road, Ste. F109 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4717 847.466.5075 in early 2014. District 109 plans to move toward a 1:1 learning environment district- wide by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Cover photo: Students in Marcie Faust's 6th grade language arts class at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield may work on Chromebooks at their desk under Faust's direction, or in groups with classmates to complete research and writing assignments. Faust is one of 40 District 109 teachers who received an innovation grant to pilot 1:1 learning with Chromebooks in her classroom  Technology in today’s classrooms not really about devices, but new ways of teaching, learning P. 9  Rico named director of IL Center for School Improvement P. 12  Communicate your story through data visualization P. 14  IASA News in Brief P. 16  Getting to know your IASA Board Members P. 18  Illinois Superintendent of the Year reception to be held at AASA National Conference P. 18  ISDLAF+ Update P. 18  IASA Calendar P. 20

Clark, legislators discuss ‘Long Road to Pension Reform’ P. 4

IlliniCloud: The silver lining in technology for Illinois schools P. 6

Technology evolution: More student ownership of learning P. 10

What is your district’s position on online classes? P. 11

IASA Newsletter Editor Michael Chamness mchamness@iasaedu.org

Assistant Editor Mary Ellen Buch mbuch@iasaedu.org

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