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Leading the Technology-Powered School



© 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 website recommendations 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. Author Marilyn L. Grady 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 a Principal's Exploration Agenda that outlines how to build capacity by taking just 15 minutes a day to explore recommended websites and blogs. Staying ahead of the technology curve is essential, and this book is written with an understanding that changes in technology are constant. The variety of principal experiences and vignettes 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
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