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Leading Edge Administrator Certification was originally developed by the Alliance in 2011-2012 and recently modified (2017) to include updated research-based practices, topics, and digital tools that are helpful to todays site, district, or regional administrator.  LEC is the first national certification program of its kind, and is platform and vendor neutral. This course is designed to assist educational leaders in their quest to effectively use 21st Century tools for leadership, communication, collaboration, and management.   The course focuses on site, district and regional administrators.   

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is offering the LEC Course in the Fall 2017.
The newly revised Eight Week Course is designed to be completed online with one face to face meeting at the start of the course with the purpose of introducing participants to the Haiku Learning Management System used throughout the certification process.  Due to popular demand, there will be two optional onsite meetings offered in addition to the introductory meeting for those who would like to complete some of the online work in a supportive face to face environment.  The instructors are also available to answer questions and provide support via electronic communication as well as the optional face to face meetings.    

Fall Cohort 2016: This course is being offered as an eight (8) week blended online course. There is one  optional 3-hour face-to-face meeting (9:00 to 12:00) to "kick off" the first day of class (Thursday, September 28, 2017). The purpose of this meeting is to gain access and an overview of the curriculum and receive an overview of the Haiku Learning Management System used throughout the course.  If you are not able to attend the face to face kick off, there are other opportunities to meet online to "get started".

Time to complete the curriculum is estimated at 45-60 hours, including portfolio work, but will vary based on participants’ experience with the tools used. Participants will be awarded a Leading Edge Administrator Certificate and Badge upon course completion.  *Please note that participants who have experience with online learning and technology may complete coursework in less than 8 weeks.

Each week of the course there are new topics introduced that focuses on leadership in the 21st century introduced.  

Topics by Week (based on 8 week course):
Week 1: Introduction and Online Course Navigation (Completed on Face to Face Meeting Day)
Week 2: Leading the Learning
Week 3: Millennial Learning Environments
Week 4: Infusing Innovation
Week 5: Systemic Improvement Informs Leadership
Week 6: Digital Citizenship
Week 7: Elective Week – Technology and the Common Core, Online Learning,  or Mobile Learning
Week 8: Final Reflection and Portfolio Completion

(For participants who require more time to complete a module(s) additional time can be allocated on an individual or small group basis.)

If you are a Los Angeles County Office of Education employee and are interested in attending the LEC Course, please contact Michele Parga at or 562-922-6316.

The Face to Face training will take place at :
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Highway - Room 280
Downey, Ca.  90242.

Optional Face to Face Training Logistics:
There is only face to face meeting during the course.
The meeting will begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm on September 28, 2017
During the face to face meeting Week 1 content will be completed 

For more information or questions, please contact Michele Parga at 562-922-6316 or

The course syllabus is available at :

To learn more about completion requirements, please visit:





Target Audience
COE Staff, District Administrator, Site Administrator

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