On Monday, December 14, I received the 2015 Minnesota Technology Leader award at the TIES technology conference in Minneapolis. Its a very humbling and exciting experience to be recognized for my accomplishments with Byron Public Schools. So many congratulations from district members. So many congratulations from my peers and PLN via social media! Words can not express the gratitude I feel to all who have influenced me and supported me through my journey. (And I have so much more to do!)
One of my recent accomplishments is to be working with Winona State University (WSU) in the development of the Innovative Instructional Leadership Certificate Program. This is a graduate level certificate and can be an “emphasis” area in WSU’s M.S. Education Leadership Program.
Throughout this process, I always had the intent of putting an creative commons license on my work. Many districts across our state do not have the resources to develop these types of courses or the resources to pay for this type of training. Other entities, like higher ed teacher prep programs, regional trainers, ect are also free to use however little or much they need from my course. My goal, develop the courses, have a cohort go through them, and then publish the courses for others to use, adapt, and share alike!
What better time, than the day I received my award, to give the 1st course away.
I just finished course 1 of 5 and I am extremely happy with the outcome! You can check out my learner’s ePortfolios to see some of the paths they chose to take.
If you want to take a look at the course (or download), Blended Learning Environments, please visit by going to bit.ly/BLE-CC. Use the guest login to access. Any questions? Feel free to reach me at @jenhegna!