Leading Technology-Rich Schools Award-Winning Models for Success

ISBN-10: 0807753343

ISBN-13: 9780807753347

Edition: 2012

Authors: Barbara B. Levin, Lynne Schrum, Dennis Sparks

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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.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 5/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Barbara B. Levin is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Her research interests include studying teachers' pedagogical beliefs and the development of teacher thinking across the career span, integrating technology into the K-16 curriculum, and using case-based pedagogies and problem-based learning in teacher education. Levin is an associate editor of Teacher Education Quarterly and has authored or coauthored numerous journal articles and three books, including Who Learns What From Cases and How? The Research Base on Teaching With Cases (1999), Energizing Teacher Education and Professional Development With Problem-Based Learning (2001), and Case Studies of Teacher Development: An In-Depth Look at How Thinking About Pedagogy Develops Over Time (2003). Levin completed a PhD in educational psychology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. Prior to that, she taught elementary school students and was a computer specialist for 17 years.

Lynne Schrum is Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University. Previously, 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).

Acknowledgments
Foreword
An Introduction: Investigating Leadership, Technology, and School Improvement
Rationale for This Book
Framework for Understanding Technology and Leadership
Case Studies of Effective Leadership
Identifying Our Cases
Considering Appropriate Methods
Summary and Organization of the Book
What Visionary Leaders Do: The Case of Walton Middle School, Albemarle County Public Schools, VA
Context
Students and Opportunities
Leadership Practices
Professional Development
Technology and Technology Infrastructure
Changes in Teaching and Learning
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Postscript
Engaging in Systemic Planning: The Case of Rose Hill Junior High School, Lake Washington School District, Redmond, WA
District Context
School Context
Leadership Practices
History of Technology Integration at Rose Hill
Rollout of 1:1 Initiative
Technology Support
Using Technology for Assessment
Changes in Teaching and Learning
Teachers Views of Leadership
Professional Development
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Working Towards a Cutting-Edge Vision: The Case of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Wyoming, MI
Context
Leadership Practices
Implementation Process: Three Different Initiatives
Professional Development
Changes in Teaching and Learning
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Epilogue
When Funds Are Limited: The Case of Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights Community School District, Inver Grove, MN
Context
Implementation Process
Leadership Practices
Technology and Technology Support Structures
Professional Development
Changes in Teaching and Learning
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Creating a Culture for 21st-century Learners: The Case of Chesapeake High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
District Context
School Context
Implementation Process
Leadership Practices
Curricular Changes and Technology Integration
Technology Support
Changes in Curriculum and Technology Use
Professional Development
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Deliberate and Focused: The Case of Mooresville High School, Mooresville Graded School District, Mooresville, NC
Context
Leadership Practices
Implementation Process
District Leadership
Technology Support Structure
Professional Development
Changes in Teaching and Learning
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Using Data for Continuous Improvement: The Case of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy
Context of the District
Demographics, History, and Culture of STEM Academy
Culture and Curriculum at STEM Academy
Teachers at STEM Academy
Leadership Practices
Assessment System and Uses of Data
Technology and Technology Support
Teaching and Learning
Professional Development
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
The Value of Partnerships: The Case of New Tech High School, Napa Valley Unified School District, CA
Context
School Culture and Climate
Leadership Practices
Implementation Process
Curriculum and Assessment
Technology and Technology Support
Professional Development
Changes in Teaching and Learning
Noteworthy Outcomes
Challenges
Lessons Learned: Key Factors for Success
Putting It All Together: Lessons Learned About Leadership, Technology, and School Improvement
Having Clear Vision, Mission, and Goals
Making Changes to Achieve Your Goals
Enacting Distributed Leadership Practices
Planning, Planning, and More Planning
Figuring Out Funding Sources for Technology
Technology Infrastructure and Support
Providing Ongoing Professional Development
Attending to School Culture
Changing Curriculum and Instruction
Collaborations and Partnerships
Implications for Districts and Policy Makers
Summary and Conclusion
References
Index
About the Authors
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