Technology Leadership for School Improvement

Author: Rosemary Papa
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972108
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Instructional Leadership for School Improvement

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317919300
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores the principal’s role in meeting high expectations for student achievement. It provides detailed tips and strategies to show you what principals need to do to: assess and promote a culture and climate for school improvement, build teams and support the work their work, create the conditions so that teacher leaders can emerge, and monitor school improvement efforts

Continuous School Improvement

Author: Mark A. Smylie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272220
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume from the Leadership for Learning series outlines best practices for sustaining improvement and demonstrates how to set goals, develop trust, and build a culture of responsibility.

Effective Leadership for School Improvement

Author: Alma Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134701055
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools. The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools. The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives. This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.

Educational Leadership and Technology

Author: Virginia E. Garland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415809762
Format: PDF, Docs
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Providing models of exemplary use and the latest research, Educational Leadership and Technology reveals the transformational power of emerging technologies to improve student learning, and explores how leaders can bring about this technology integration. This book provides an overview of roles and strategies expected of effective school leaders, as well as some of the complex issues they face. Authors Garland and Tadeja offer a critical analysis of today's emerging technology, while also addressing the need for collaborative efforts of parents, community, and students to implement technologies effectively. Special Features Include: Full integration of National Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS.A) and the National Education Technology Plan (NETP). Leader reflections from practicing school administrators that provide context of real-world scenarios. "Tips for School Leaders" and end-of-chapter questions that encourage student engagement with the text. "School Administrator's Technology Leadership Self-Assessment," a unique and impartial survey in each chapter with self-scoring guide that helps readers determine their technology use and readiness for implementation. A robust companion website with PowerPoint Slides, strategies, and links to website and video resources which will reflect changes in technology, policy, and practice. Discussion of the newest and emerging technologies, including Cloudware, social media, virtual manipulatives, and e-games. Educational Leadership and Technology is an important resource for new and aspiring elementary, middle, and high school principals as well as superintendents and technology coordinators.

Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology

Author: Allan Collins
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807759066
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This landmark book translates positive and asset-based understandings of organizations to develop a powerful model of school leadership that is grounded in both existing research and the complexities of life in schools. The authors - both senior scholars in educational leadership - apply insights from positive psychology to the role and function of educational leaders. The Positive School Leadership (PSL) model draws on the strengths of relationships among staff and the broader school community to communicate and instill shared values and a common mission. This book builds a compelling case for creating a more inclusive, less "mechanistic" approach to leadership. Designed to engage both the hearts and minds of readers, the text is organized around reflective questioning of educational practice and current assumptions about the purposes and goals of leadership in schools.

Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483304116
Format: PDF
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Increase student learning by developing teacher leaders! This is the first book to synthesize theoretical, empirical, and practice-based literature in order to provide a comprehensive look at what is known about teacher leadership and what works to support it. The first part of the book explores the core concepts of teacher leadership, while the second part shows readers how to establish the context in their school or district to cultivate and support teacher leaders. A vital tool for school improvement, this volume covers such important topics as: The principal’s critical role in supporting teacher leadership Cultivating teacher leadership through professional development Overcoming organizational barriers that hinder teacher leadership How teacher leadership can help advance school improvement efforts

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders

Author: Rita M. Bean
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609189442
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play an active role in nurturing a culture of collaboration and promoting student achievement. Best practices are identified for creating strong elementary and secondary literacy programs, differentiating instruction, supporting English language learners, utilizing technology, building home-school partnerships, and much more. User-friendly features include case examples, guiding questions, and engagement activities in each chapter.

The Principal as Technology Leader

Author: Theodore Creighton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In an engaging style, the author--founder of the Idaho Administrative Technology Leadership Center--explores the complexities of change and implementation of technology in schools.