Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement (2nd Revised edition)

Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement (2nd Revised edition)

By: Lynne Schrum (author), Barbara B. Levin (author)Paperback

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Master The Latest Educational Technology To Teach 21st Century Skills. The pace of technological change picks up speed with each passing day. Educators must place the proper emphasis on technology leadership-using proven methods-if they are to prepare students to thrive in the classroom and beyond. When first published in 2009, this book empowered administrators and teachers to plan and execute effective strategies for enhancing student engagement and achievement through technology. This second edition features 80% brand-new material addressing the latest technological developments, combined with the authors' tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include: * Aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards * Comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know * A companion website featuring a massive volume of resources for additional progress With this book close at hand, school leaders will confidently guide students into the exciting digital future.

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About Author

Lynne Schrum is Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Previously, she was the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University. Prior to that, she was a professor and coordinator of elementary education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Her research and teaching focus on preparing teachers for the 21st century, appropriate uses of information technology, and leadership in a digital world. She has written eleven books and numerous articles on these subjects; the most recent is How 2, Web 2: How to for Educators. Schrum served on AERA's Council, was editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) (2002-2012), and is a past-president of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Barbara Levin has been a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 1993. She was an elementary school teacher for 17 years before earning her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Levin served as the Director of the Teachers Academy at UNCG, assistant department chair, and director of graduate studies. She was awarded the first Mentoring-Advising-Supervising (MAS) Award in the School of Education at UNCG. Dr. Levin also served as an Associate Editor for Teacher Education Quarterly for 8 years, and was co-PI on a 5-year, $1.4 million National Professional Development grant from the Dept. of Education called TESOL for ALL. Her research interests include: understanding how teachers' pedagogical beliefs develop across their careers; case-based teaching; problem-based learning (PBL); universal design for learning (UDL); and leading, teaching, and learning with technology. Dr. Levin has published eight books and over 40 articles in well-respected research journals.

Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part One. Leading 21st Century Schools: A Brave New World for Administrators, Teachers, and Students Chapter 1. Leading 21st Century Schools: What Strategic School Leaders Need to Know Introduction Leadership and Systemic Change Our Vision for 21st Century Schools What Is Your Vision? What Drives Change? Changing Standards Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Chapter 2. 21st Century Students and Teachers: Ensuring Their Success Introduction Who Are Our Students? What Do Our Students Need to Know? What About Our Teachers? How to Lead and Keep the Millenial Generation Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Chapter 3. Tools for School Leaders: Enhancing Communication and Building Partnerships Introduction Communication Tools for School Leaders Communicating and Collaborating With the School Board Harnessing Support in the Local and Global Community Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Chapter 4. Ensuring Success: Legal, Safety, Ethical, and Curricular Considerations for School Leaders Introduction Education Is Key Acceptable/Responsible Use Policies Copyright Evaluating Websites Creating a Digital Citizenship Curriculum Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Part Two. Important Considerations for 21st Century Teaching and Learning Chapter 5. Issues to Decide: One-to-One, BYOD, Smartphones, and More Introduction First Step: Developing a Shared Vision More Decisions and Implementation Sustaining the Infrastructure Other Trends in Technology Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Chapter 6. Web 2.0, Apps, Social Media, and Other Tools Introduction New Tools and How They Work Web 2.0: What's All the Excitement? Free and Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Chapter 7. Content-Focused Curriculum Tools Introduction Shifting to Digital Curriculum Resources TPACK Common Core State Standards Content-Specific Uses of Digital Technology Conclusion Activities to Consider ... Chapter 8. Important Considerations for 21st Century Leaders: Hard Questions and Promising Answers Introduction Dream an Educational Environment for All Learners Trends in Education Preparing for and Managing Constant Change Time Shifting: Online and Flipped Learning Blending Formal and Informal Education Other Trends to Watch Addressing the Digital Divide What Does All This Mean for a School Leader? Limited Resources and Your Needs Conclusion Activities to Consider ... References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781483374413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781483374413
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1483374416
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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