Technology Leadership for School Improvement

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Overview

A practical and visionary look at creative educational leadershipin today’s digital environment

Technology Leadership for School Improvement provides prospective and current K–12 educational leaders with practical coverage of the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and administrate technology in school settings. Designed to help educational leaders develop an understanding of multimedia teaching tools that optimize learning, as well as the leadership skills needed to support others, this one-of-a-kind book explores data-driven decision making and technology standards. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field and follows a common format.

Features

  • Critical questions at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key objectives.
  • Case studies with discussion questions and activities provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations.
  • End-of-chapter learning aids include Key Principles for Leaders to Know sections that summarize each chapter's content and Web Resources that provide links to additional information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412972109
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Pages: 297
  • Sales rank: 880,854
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Papa (aka Rosemary Papalewis) is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), and serves as the director of the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning, working with faculty across all disciplines and colleges. Prior to coming to CSUS, she held positions as the western regional vice president for Sylvan Learning Systems, the assistant vice chancellor for interinstitutional relations for the California State University system, and professor and co-founding director for the joint doctoral program in educational leadership of California State University, Fresno, and as principal and chief administrator of private schools in Nebraska. Papalewis is a past president of both the National Association of Professors of Education Administration and the California Association of Professors of Education Administration. She recently ended her term representing the California State University as vice chair and commissioner on the California Student Aid Commission and Board Chair of the Commission’s auxiliary, Ed Fund, a $2.2 billion student lending service. Papa actively serves as a consultant to school districts, California National Guard youth programs, and corporate educational companies. She is an active researcher, having published and presented in the areas of K-12 and higher education leadership, joint doctoral programs, teacher training, mentoring, women in administration, and technology in university teaching.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Leadership Policy and Innovative Practice
Chapter 1. Entrepreneurial Leadership for Technology: An Opposable Mind - Theodore Creighton
Chapter 2. Technology Leadership Standards: The Next Generation - Rosemary Papa
Chapter 3. Administration of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Resource Management - Ric Brown
Chapter 4. Designing and Using Academic Information Systems: Providing Decision Support Systems for Educational Leaders - Stephen Lawton
Part II. Leadership Teaching and Learning
Chapter 5. Leading Adult Learners: Preparing Future Leaders and Professional Development of Those They Lead - Rosemary Papa and Jessica Papa
Chapter 6. Planning, Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Technology - Shadow W. J. Armfield
Chapter 7. Web 2.0 Learning Environments in Distance Learning - Chih-Hsiung Tu and J. Michael Blocher
Chapter 8. Design of Creative Online Learning Spaces - Mary I. Dereshiwsky
Part III. Leadership: Social, Cultural, and Legal
Chapter 9. School, Technology, and Society: Home-School Communications and Access - Laura Sujo-Montes and Lawrence Gallagher
Chapter 10. Security, Internet Safety, Copyright, and Plagiarism - Janet Tareilo and Theodore Creighton
Part IV. Leadership Digital Assessments and Evaluation
Chapter 11. Online Evaluation - Mary I. Dereshiwsky
Chapter 12. Using Technology for Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning and Instructional Practices - Cynthia Conn
Chapter 13. Program Evaluation and Technology Integration Strategies - Rosemary Papa
Glossary
Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors
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