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Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks for Professional Growth

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


By leveraging social media, educational leaders can connect with experts across their communities and the world to expand their perspectives, build relationships, and create opportunities for student learning. Face-to-face networks provide leaders with opportunities to engage local peers in deeper conversations about the educational landscape. Understanding the social media landscape will also equip leaders to help professional staff as they integrate these powerful tools in their instruction. This course will provide the knowledge and skills required to become connected leaders by focusing on multiple social media platforms (Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) and productive face-to-face networking opportunities (EdCamps, PLNs, etc.) to help them leverage the power of social networks for professional learning and community engagement.

Duration: 6 Hours
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Technology: Bring a laptop or Chromebook
Register @ South Cook ISC 4

Presenter Bio

Tim McIlvain is the Director of one of the six regional technology centers established by the Illinois State Board of Education that provide Illinois school districts with technical support, technology-related professional development, and technology planning and consulting services. Tim is a frequent presenter on educational technology topics and is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), Google Trainer, Google App Certified Administrator, and Google Educator. Prior to his role as Director, Tim was a teacher, project manager, and web designer. Tim tweets at @timmcilvain.


PD Hours
Administrators' Academy
Future Ready Strand
Collaborative Leadership


South Cook ISC 4
253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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