Corwin: Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement: Lynne Schrum: 9781452207087
Leading 21st-Century Schools

Leading 21st-Century Schools

Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

Lynne Schrum West Virginia University
Barbara B. Levin The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
© 2009   240 pages  
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Ebook ISBN: 9781452207087
Grade Level : PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
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"A wonderful resource for novice or experienced administrators who are ready to jump into the 21st century with their students and schools. The text handles all key aspects of understanding the role and relevance of technology in today's schools as well as planning for future integration. What better way to usher in a 21st-century schools initiative than with sharing this valuable resource."
—Jill M. Gildea, Superintendent
Harrison School District #36, Wonder Lake, IL

Create a tech-savvy school that delivers academic success!

Today's schools have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to help students achieve academically and prepare for their futures in the 21st century. Written for school leaders, district officials, and technology directors, this user-friendly guide describes how to develop and lead effective schools that meet the needs of 21st-century learners, integrate new technology into teaching and learning, and realize measurable performance improvement.

Aligned to the newly updated National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators ( NETS.A), this resource helps educators develop an actionable plan for introducing new technology, managing change, and building support across the school community and beyond. The authors emphasize 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, and creation/creativity and provide:

  • Descriptions of Web 2.0 tools—including wikis, blogs, social networks, and many others—and their applications for creative, innovative instruction
  • Strategies for effective use of technology within and across K–12 content areas
  • Personal stories from leaders of technologically advanced and nationally recognized schools
  • An overview of relevant legal, ethical, and safety considerations
  • Recommended activities and resources within every chapter

Lead your team in developing a true 21st-century school that opens up new avenues for teacher-student collaboration and achievement!