Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students
- Brad R. Gustafson - Greenwood Elementary School (Principal), Adjusting Course, LLC (Owner)
Foreword by George Couros
Get ready to be a renegade with this how-to leadership guide.
We’re all looking for the next best app and what’s just beyond the tech horizon. But why don’t we have the same progressive appetite for pedagogy that we have for technology? Renegade leadership may just be the answer we’ve been searching for.
Merging best practice with innovation, renegade leadership demands a call to action in the digital age by creating student-centered instructional leadership that connects equity, culture, and technology. After reading this book, you will learn how to:
- Apply transformational tenets of connected pedagogy to your work
- Increase your leadership capacity in curriculum, instruction, cultural proficiency, and school improvement
- Lead staff meetings, plan personalized professional development, and improve student learning through more responsive teaching practices
Using the latest research, vignettes from educational leaders, and profiles of inspiring renegades, this book challenges you to lead in the digital age. The only real question is…are you ready to become a renegade?
Don’t miss the free podcasts, flipped book study, and more on the Renegade Leadership website.
"Renegade Leadership is so crucial to the work that we do in education. Why can’t schools be the place that other organizations look to for innovation?"
George Couros, Innovative teaching, learning, and leadership consultant and Author of The Innovator’s Mindset; Alberta, Canada
"Dr. Brad Gustafson provides invigorating, concrete examples of strategic thinking and skills for educational leaders to fill the vacuum that exists in many educational settings. Gustafson asserts that leadership and change in education are irrevocably intertwined."
Jon Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation, CUE
"Renegade Leadership demonstrates what student-centered schools look like in the digital age. When we get relationships and pedagogy right, we can transform the very nature of learning. This is a book our students desperately need us all to read."
Erin Klein, Scholastic Top Teacher and Michigan Teacher of the Year
Renegade Leadership has the most comprehensive companion website I've seen. It offers flipped videos, community forum components, and diverse opportunities to extend educators’ learning as far as they choose. The book and website together provide extensive and intensive personalized professional development that readers will want to dive into over and over again.
Brad provides an interesting and enthusiastic perspective to instructional leadership for digital-native students in the 21st century. This is a must-read for all K-12 administrators who are trying to develop connectedness between faculty, students, curriculum, and technology.