Leading the Technology-Powered School

Leading the Technology-Powered School

By: Marilyn L. Grady (author)Paperback

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'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.

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About Author

Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She is the editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Her editorial board service has included Educational Administration Quarterly, International Studies in Educational Administration, International Journal of Learning, Rural Educator, Journal of At-Risk Issues, Journal of School Leadership, Advancing Women in Leadership On-Line Journal, Journal for Rural School and Community Renewal, International Journal of Learning, and Journal for a Just and Caring Education. She is the recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, NCPEA's Living Legend Award, the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, UNL's Distinguished Teaching Award, and UNL's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women. Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its 24th year. She has been an administrator in K-12 schools as well as at the college and university levels. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in leadership from The Ohio State University.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412949484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9781412949484
  • weight: 259
  • ISBN10: 1412949483

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