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Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age Author Frederick M. Hess
ISBN-10 9781483332444
Release 2013-10-07
Pages 216
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Reboot student learning the right way! Today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers”: creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology has a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first. In this powerful book, best-selling author and education policy expert Rick Hess and chief learning officer Bror Saxberg show you how to become your school's learning engineer. Using cutting-edge research about learning science as a framework, you’ll: Identify specific learning problems that need solving Devise smarter ways to address them Implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank Author John G. Gabriel
ISBN-10 9781416616450
Release 2009-02-15
Pages 297
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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.

Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration

Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration Author David L. Gray
ISBN-10 9781452235974
Release 2007-01-18
Pages 224
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Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership presents real problems that confront today's school leaders who must deal with issues of diversity, school improvement, and limited resources. Authors David L. Gray and Agnes E. Smith give prospective school leaders opportunities to resolve complex issues in K-12 school settings through reflective questions, activities, and authentic assessment tools for skill development.

Letters to a Young Education Reformer

Letters to a Young Education Reformer Author Frederick M. Hess
ISBN-10 9781682530245
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 184
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In Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Frederick M. Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform. Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Hess’s thinking about what education reform is and should be. Hess writes that “reform is more a matter of how one thinks about school improvement than a recital of programs and policy proposals.” Through his essays, he explores a range of topics, including: -Talkers and Doers -The Temptations of Bureaucracy -The Value in Talking with Those Who Disagree -Why You Shouldn’t Put Too Much Faith in Experts -Philanthropy and Its Discontents -The Problem with Passion Hess offers personal impressions as well as lessons from notable mistakes he’s observed with the hope that readers will benefit from his frustrations and realizations. As the policy landscape continues to shift, Letters to a Young Education Reformer offers valuable, timely insights to any young person passionate about transforming education—and to not-so-young reformers who are inclined to reflect on their successes and failures.

Predictive Models for School Leadership and Practices

Predictive Models for School Leadership and Practices Author Amzat, Ismail Hussein
ISBN-10 9781522558590
Release 2018-09-07
Pages 404
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A successful administrator is one who applies suitable or appropriate leadership styles in various situations or contexts. It is crucial to investigate how effective administrators lead their organizations in challenging and difficult times, as well as promote the accomplishments of their organization. Predictive Models for School Leadership and Practices is an essential reference source that discusses academic administration as well as administrative effectiveness in achieving organizational goals. Featuring research on topics such as teacher collaboration, school crisis management, and ITC integration, this book is ideally designed for principals, researchers, academics, educational policymakers, and teachers seeking coverage on academic leadership and leadership models.

I Got Schooled

I Got Schooled Author M. Night Shyamalan
ISBN-10 9781476716459
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 306
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"Famed director M. Night Shyamalan tells how his passion for education reform led him to the five indispensable keys to educational success in America's high-performing schools in impoverished neighborhoods"--

Taking Design Thinking to School

Taking Design Thinking to School Author Shelley Goldman
ISBN-10 9781317327585
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 256
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Design thinking is a method of problem-solving that relies on a complex set of skills, processes and mindsets that help people generate novel solutions to problems. Taking Design Thinking to School: How the Technology of Design Can Transform Teachers, Learners, and Classrooms uses an action-oriented approach to reframing K-12 teaching and learning, examining interventions that open up dialogue about when and where learning, growth, and empowerment can be triggered. While design thinking projects make engineering, design, and technology fluency more tangible and personal for a broad range of young learners, their embrace of ambiguity and failure as growth opportunities often clash with institutional values and structures. Through a series of in-depth case studies that honor and explore such tensions, the authors demonstrate that design thinking provides students with the agency and compassion that is necessary for doing creative and collaborative work, both in and out of the classroom. A vital resource for education researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, Taking Design Thinking to School brings together some of the most innovative work in design pedagogy.

Developing Digital Literacies

Developing Digital Literacies Author Dustin C. Summey
ISBN-10 9781452255521
Release 2013-07-17
Pages 172
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This job-embedded professional development program leads to tech-savvy teachers and students, with a modular framework, tips on using PLNs, technology-related supports, and a companion website.

Time for Learning

Time for Learning Author Kathleen P. Fulton
ISBN-10 9781483320526
Release 2014-05-22
Pages 192
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The guide school leaders need to reap the rewards of education’s most exciting new trend Flipping classrooms—using class time for hands-on learning and "off loading" the lecture portion of lessons as homework—is taking schools by storm. This book makes the case to educational leaders for the benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data and anecdotes, topics include: Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning How flipping engages students in 21st century skills Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly

Beyond School Improvement

Beyond School Improvement Author Robert Davidovich
ISBN-10 9781412971393
Release 2010
Pages 223
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The authors discuss four elements of change and outline five essential practices for leading dynamic, innovative educational systems that prepare students for a changing world.

Coaching Conversations

Coaching Conversations Author Linda M. Gross Cheliotes
ISBN-10 9781412981835
Release 2010-03-30
Pages 109
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Learn how coaching conversations—which are different from supervisory and mentoring conversations—shift responsibility for instructional improvement from the school leader to the entire school community!

From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom

From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom Author Marc R. Prensky
ISBN-10 9781452284194
Release 2012-01-18
Pages 240
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An expert perspective on 21st century education What can you learn on a cell phone? Almost anything! How does that concept fit with our traditional system of education? It doesn’t. Best-selling author and futurist Marc Prensky’s book of essays challenges educators to “reboot” and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers and living. His “bottom-up” vision includes students’ ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education. Also featured are easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help students acquire “digital wisdom.” This thought-provoking text is organized into two sections that address: Rethinking education (including what and how we teach and measuring learning) 21st century learning and technology in the classroom (including games, YouTube, and more)

High School Graduation

High School Graduation Author Avis Glaze
ISBN-10 9781452217642
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 176
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From one remarkably improved school system, this resource provides concrete strategies and tools to close achievement gaps and build program pathways for improved graduation rates.

Technology Leadership for School Improvement

Technology Leadership for School Improvement Author Rosemary Papa
ISBN-10 9781412972109
Release 2011
Pages 297
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Technology Leadership for School Improvement is a practical textbook that prepares primary and secondary educational leaders with the skills and knowledge to manage and administer technology in their school settings. The text focuses on helping educational leaders learn what they need to know about technology standards, data-driven decision making, and creative leadership in this digital environment. To effectively cover the many facets of technology each chapter is written by a specialist following a similar structure and pedagogy for ease of use by the learner.

Digital Kenya

Digital Kenya Author Bitange Ndemo
ISBN-10 9781137578785
Release 2016-11-18
Pages 509
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah”. The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same.

Digital Community Digital Citizen

Digital Community  Digital Citizen Author Jason B. Ohler
ISBN-10 9781452236643
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 256
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An all-inclusive roadmap to citizenship in the 21st Century Best-selling author, educator, and futurist Jason Ohler challenges all readers to redefine our roles as citizens in today’s globally connected infosphere. His text aligns the process of teaching digital citizenship with the ISTE standards definition, and uses an “ideal school board” device to address fears, opportunities, and the critical issues of character education. These issues include: Cyberbullying, “sexting,” and other safety concerns Students’ ability to creatively access and critically assess information Respect and ethics regarding copyrighted information Communicating appropriately in an expanded and public realm

The State Role in School Turnaround

The State Role in School Turnaround Author Lauren Morando Rhim
ISBN-10 9781623966720
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 275
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With chapters written by leading researchers and practitioners actively engaged in the work, this Edited Volume examines the role of the state education agency in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practice related to the State Education Agency’s (SEA’s) critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts. The Edited Volume is organized around the Center on School Turnaround’s four objectives, with sections devoted to each: 1. Create a ProTurnaround Statutory and Regulatory Environment 2. Administer and Manage Turnaround Efforts Effectively 3. Provide Targeted and Timely Technical Assistance to Local Educational Agencies and Schools 4. Advocate and Lead to Build Support for Local Turnaround Efforts