Welcome to the OCDE Tier 1 Wikispace

Congratulations for enrolling in the Preliminary Services Administrative Program!

The Institute for Leadership Development and the Educational Technology office at Orange County Department of Education have worked hard to create this online community to help educators work with and begin integrating technology and education. It is our goal to enhance teaching and learning through the use of technology. It is the role of school leaders to help develop a vision that addresses emerging technology and how it pertains to the curriculum

According to the Wikipedia, one of the most complete online encyclopedias, a "wiki" is "...a type of website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change some available content... This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring."

We feel it is this idea of collaboration that will make Wikispaces an ideal virtual environment for us to learn and grow throughout the program.

Important Announcements!

Check this area for information and announcements.

We have added a new page of Important Skills. In the future, if questions are put into the Questions? page, then we will put answers there as well.

To begin using Wikispaces, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • The OCDE Logo located at the top left is a link back to this Tier 1 Wikispace homepage.
  • The navigation bar on the left side of this window contains links to the different areas of the program.
  • Words in blue with an underline are active links to other websites or pages within the wiki environment.
  • The top right corner has links for your Settings (where you can change your password), Help (where you can read about navigating and customizing your pages), and Sign Out (which you should do each time you finish your work).
  • There are also tabs at the top of the interface to navigate to that sections main page, alter notifications, and edit the current page.
  • There are editing tools towards the top of the window right below the tabs.
  • The basics of editing are the same as a word processing application or email.
  • Anything you do can be undone, so don't be afraid.
  • If you have questions, many asnwers can be found in the Help section, but you can also email Ted Lai at

Our Personal Pages

Each member of the Tier 1 Group has his or her own personal wikipage. This is a virtual sandbox for experimenting, customizing, and learning. Assignments will be turned in on your personal work page.

To visit our institutional homepages, please click on the links below.

Institute for Leadership Development - Tier 1 Program
Educational Technology Office