Our partnership with the IDOE Office of eLearning

About the Partnership

Partnership Info

CIESC & IDOE Office of eLearning partnering together.

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Focus Forum

Indiana’s Administrators focusing on various topics.

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Buzzwords abound in education, but do you know the why?

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CIESC and the Indiana Department of Education Office of eLearning formed a strategic partnership in April 2016 to launch several initiatives.  This partnership is a part of the IDOE Office of eLearning strategy for building innovation capacity through educational technology.  The three innovative initiatives are the eLearning Leadership Cadre (eLLC), Administrator’s Focus Forum, and LEAD IN.

The eLearning Leadership Cadre is a collaboration of Indiana’s most innovative leaders in education.  In these fast-changing times, this talented cohort will focus on strategic components of future ready teaching and learning.  Members are ambassadors of some of the best work going on in educational technology in the state.  CIESC will host and help facilitate the meetings.

Focus Forum

The  Focus Forum is a professional development opportunity for administrators, district leaders, and change makers from schools across Indiana.  These free two-day sessions will focus on building awareness and skills, finding resources, and understanding current trends in instructional technology to be an innovative leader for today’s learner.


LEAD IN is designed for technology coaches, technology integration specialists, or teacher leaders who support digital transformation in their district.  This one-day workshop will lead participants on a journey to look at the why what, and how of incorporating the ISTE Standards, the Future Ready initiative, and best-practices in coaching and leading others to implement educational change.  Spend a day networking, learning, and sharing ideas to take back to your school or district!


When are the sessions?

We will continually add session dates to the website and will send them out via Learning Connection, Twitter using the #INeLearn hashtag,  through the CIESC newsletter, and on Facebook.

How many seats are available for the Focus Forum and/or Lead In?

There are two (2) free seats per public school district with a cap of 50 participants per session. Additional public school seats and non-public schools may participate for a fee.

Will all the sessions take place in central Indiana?

No. Sessions will be scheduled throughout the state to accommodate all Indiana schools.

What is the target audience for the Focus Forum?

Focus Forum is designed for district & school administrators who want to network with other decision makers on digital planning and technology integration. Suggested audience: Superintendents, Principals, Technology Directors, or Curriculum Directors.

What is the target audience for the LEAD IN?

LEAD IN is designed for technology district leaders who offer professional development, mentor teachers, work with district technology initiatives, support blended or 1:1 initiatives, etc. Suggested audience: Technology Coaches, Content Curators, eLearning Specialists, Technology Integration Specialists, etc.

Who do we need to contact if we are interested in hosting a LEAD IN or Focus Forum?

We will be looking for locations to host the events throughout the state. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Kim Hendrick at or on Twitter @evolvewithkim.