This timely book shows how award-winning secondary schools and districts are successfully using technology and making systemic changes to increase student engagement, improve achievement, and re-invigorate the teaching and learning process. Through in-depth case studies, we see how experienced school and district leaders use technology in curricular, administrative, and analytical ways to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, educators, and communities. These cases reveal important details addressed by the leadership of these schools and districts that go beyond what they did with technology to include changes in school culture, curriculum and teaching, uses of assessment data, financial considerations, infrastructure, and involvement with the community.
Barbara B. Levin is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education and director of the Teachers Academy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lynne Schrum is Dean, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University.