Leading 21st Century Schools
Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement
- Lynne Schrum - Nova Southeastern University, FL
- Barbara B. Levin - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Foreword by Mark Edwards
Leadership | Leadership in Educational Technology | School Change, Reform, & Restructuring
Master The Latest Educational Technology To Teach 21st Century Skills.
The pace of technological change picks up speed with each passing day. Educators must place the proper emphasis on technology leadership—using proven methods—if they are to prepare students to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
When first published in 2009, this book empowered administrators and teachers to plan and execute effective strategies for enhancing student engagement and achievement through technology.
This second edition features 80% brand-new material addressing the latest technological developments, combined with the authors’ tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include:
- Aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards
- Comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know
- A companion website featuring a massive volume of resources for additional progress
With this book close at hand, school leaders will confidently guide students into the exciting digital future.
"The world of technology changes by the second and educators are left in the dust to navigate a tsunami of tools. Levin and Schrum provide a detailed roadmap of technology tools available today and how they can be harnessed by educators to improve student engagement."
"School leaders need less philosophy and more of a focus on the practical steps needed to move forward. In Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement, Second Edition Lynne Schrum and Barbara Levin update their best-selling First Edition by adding in the newest innovations in technology, while at the same time offering suggestions on how to get started."
"School leaders are charged with many responsibilities as they lead their schools. The job has changed dramatically and new approaches are needed to meet all of the demands placed on our profession. Leaders today must know how to harness the power of technology to effectively lead their schools. Technology can be used in a positive manner or simply used as an attempt to catch on to the 'next thing'. It is up to leaders to learn how to properly use technology to assist in reaching their goals.
As a practicing principal I encourage you to read this book. It offers a wealth of information as well as providing examples of how real school leaders are using technology to meet their goals. The mix of information and real world examples make this a 'go to' book and a must for your educational toolbox."
"This book is aimed at administrators, but it’s really a terrific resource for all educators who want to stay on top of emerging technology trends in education! It is written with grace and clarity, and flows in a logical fashion thanks to an organizing framework that carries the reader from a description of today’s learners and the technological tools available to them, to their potential curricular implications and opportunities and on to the key issues which their use present to educators. Each chapter is grounded by leaders’ personal stories, and offers a great set of suggested activities and resources for going further with the topic. The list of key words used in each chapter, with definitions, is almost alone worth the price of the book! It’s a book I know I will be turning to time and again and will enthusiastically recommend to others. Bravo to Schrum and Levin for this updated classic!"