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Leading 21st-Century Schools : Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

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Summary

In Leading 21st Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement , Lynne Schrum and Barbara B. Levin provide school administrators with the technological context and practical tools for leading effective schools that meet the needs of 21st century learners. Aligned with the new ISTE/NETS administrator standards to be released in June 2009, and emphasizing increased learner engagement and achievement, the book: Presents an overview of Web 2.0 tools with specific examples for integrating the technologies into instruction and curriculum Provides authentic stories from administrators who have received awards for technology implementation Demonstrates how to facilitate teacher-student collaboration, communication, creation, and interaction in face-to-face and virtual settings Details strategies for providing related professional development

Table of Contents

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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