Leading 21st Century Schools Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

ISBN-10: 1412972957

ISBN-13: 9781412972956

Edition: 2009

Authors: Lynne Schrum, Barbara B. Levin

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In Leading 21st Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement, Lynne R. Schrum and Barbara Barry Levin provide school administrators with the technological context and practical tools they need to lead effective schools that meet the needs of 21st century learners. Aligned to the new ISTE//NETS Administrator standards (to be released June 2009) and emphasizing increased learner engagement and achievement, Schrum and LevinÆs framework guides administrators through the process of developing a schoolwide culture of thoughtfully integrating Web 2.0 tools into curricular activities while still meeting the most up-to-date national technology standards.
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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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).

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
21st-Century Schools: A New World for Administrators, Teachers, and Students
Leading 21st-Century Schools: What School Leaders Need to Know
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Why Change?
What Is Your Vision of 21st-Century Schools?
What Has Changed?
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way Through Modeling: Principal Dave Meister's Story
New Literacies
What Drives These Changes?
Technology Standards for Teachers
Technology Standards for Administrators
What Remains the Same?
A Word About Leaders and Systemic Change
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
The Digital Information Age: Who Are Our Students and Teachers?
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Who Are Our Students?
Who Are Our Teachers?
How to Lead the Millennial Generation
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way by Empowering Others: Principal Keith McClure's Story
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
New Tools and Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
New Tools for Collaboration, Communication, and Creation
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
The New Tools and How They Work
One School Leader's Story... Leading by Learning: Principal Bo Adams' Story
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
Other Technology Tools to Consider
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Internet Resources
Traditional Hardware and Software Assets
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way by Promoting Both Accountability and Creativity: Principal Dr. Roberto Pamas' Story
Content-Specific Uses of Technology
Conclusion
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Change Together: Principal Susan T. Phillips' Story
Activities to Consider ...
Instructional Strategies for Teaching and Learning With Technology
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Is Your School Ready for 21st-Century Teaching and Learning?
Strategies for Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum
Open Source Initiative
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way by Engaging My Students: Teacher Clay Burrell's Story
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
Leading the Way
Strategic Leadership: Encouraging and Assessing Technology Integration
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
What Can Be Done to Promote Individuals' Technology Integration?
Adoption of Innovation - Understanding the Process
Steps Toward Changing the Culture
A Technology-Rich Lesson Plan: Will We Know It if We See It?
Two School Leaders' Story... Leading the Way by Developing Professional Learning Communities: Executive Director Dr. Enid Silverstein and Coordinator Mary Wegner's Story
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
Increasing Communication to Build Community
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Communication Tools for School Leaders' Uses
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way by Communicating Through Podcasts: Superintendent Jay Haugen's Story
E-Portfolios for School Leaders
Communicating and Collaborating With the School Board
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way by Communicating With Constituents: Retired Superintendent Mark Stock's Story
Harnessing Community Support
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way by Engaging All Stakeholders: Principal Michael Waiksnis' Story
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
Privacy, Permission, and Protection: Steps to Ensure Success
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Education Is Key
Acceptable Use Policies
Copyright
Evaluating Web Sites
One School Leader's Story... Leading the Way to Students' Safe Use of the Internet: Principal Susan T. Phillips' Story
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
Important Considerations for 21st-Century Leaders: Hard Questions and Answers
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Key Words in This Chapter
Introduction
Preparing for and Managing Constant Change
Technology on Its Way to a Classroom Near You
Addressing the Digital Divide
Limited Resources and Your Needs
Leading the Way for the Next Generation: Professor Scott McLeod
Supporting Risk Taking
Conclusion
Activities to Consider ...
Glossary
Resources Cited in This Book
References
Index
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