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Leading the Technology-Powered School



May 2011 | 120 pages | Corwin
'A straightforward and easy read about what it takes to become a tech savvy leader in today's educational setting.' -

Nathan Flansburg, Principal

Valentine Hills Elementary School, Arden Hills, MN

'The topic is timely and this book is practical and relevant to K–12 schools across the country. The tables, checklists, rubrics, research-based models, and websites are terrific.' - Minjuan Wang, Associate Professor of Educational Technology San Diego State University

Don't just ride the technology train – drive it

Today's children would rather text than talk, use "apps" instead of maps, and carry their phones, computers, cameras, and stereos in their palms. They need an active classroom, interdisciplinary curriculum, and project-based instruction that mirrors their lives outside the classroom. This book offers a cut-to-the-chase approach for busy principals who want to successfully lead with technology for enhanced student learning. This helpful resource shows school leaders how to

Develop a technology leadership team

Implement professional development

Assess technical needs, student learning, and teacher performance

Address cyber safety effectively

Included are field-tested tools in digestible "bytes" that bridge theory and practice, including tips on how to build capacity by investing 15 minutes each day. Staying ahead of the technology curve is essential. A variety of vignettes from principals will show you how to guide the way as your school's chief instructional leader.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
Organization

 
Special Features

 
21st Century

 
 
I. Human Capital
 
1. The Principal as Technology Leader
Support Technology Use

 
Action Agenda

 
Resources

 
 
2. Teachers: The Magic Link Between Technology and Students
Technology Use

 
Generational Shift

 
Action Agenda

 
Resources

 
 
3. The Technology Leadership Team
The Technology Specialist

 
The Technology Leadership Team

 
Action Agenda

 
Resources

 
 
II. Core Issues
 
4. Professional Development
Action Agenda

 
 
5. Cyberspace Leadership
Cybersafety Leadership

 
Action Agenda

 
 
6. Assessment: Technology Skills and Knowledge
Action Agenda

 
 
III. Questions and Reflections
 
7. Questions and Reflections
Technology Trends

 
 
References
 
Index

"Marilyn Grady establishes why it is important for principals to know and show the use of current technology. A straightforward and easy read on what it takes to become a tech savvy leader in today’s educational setting."

Nathan Flansburg, Principal
Valentine Hills Elementary School, Arden Hills, MN

"The topic is timely and this book is practical and relevant to K–12 schools across the country."

Minjuan Wang, Associate Professor of Educational Technology
San Diego State University

"This book provides the busy school leader an easy-to-follow manuscript for promoting technology use at the campus level. It includes a litany of anecdotal stories and quotes that the author uses to provide insight into the connection between effective technology use and student achievement."

Christopher Moersch
Educational Technology Magazine, September-October, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

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