Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement


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Leading 21st-Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement by Lynne R. Schrum, Barbara B. Levin

Create a tech-savvy school that delivers academic success!

Written for school leaders, district officials, and technology directors, this user-friendly guide provides an actionable plan for developing and leading a 21st-century school, integrating new technology into teaching and learning, and realizing measurable performance improvement. Aligned to the newly updated National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS.A), this resource includes:

  • Descriptions of Web 2.0 tools and their applications for creative, innovative instruction
  • Strategies for effective technology use within and across K–12 content areas
  • Recommended activities and resources
  • Personal stories from leaders of technologically advanced and nationally recognized schools

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412972949
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/03/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lynne Schrum is Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Previously, she was the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University. Prior to that, she was a professor and coordinator of elementary education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Her research and teaching focus on preparing teachers for the 21st century, appropriate uses of information technology, and leadership in a digital world. She has written eleven books and numerous articles on these subjects; the most recent is How 2, Web 2: How to for Educators. Schrum served on AERA’s Council, was editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) (2002-2012), and is a past-president of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Barbara Levin has been a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 1993. She was an elementary school teacher for 17 years before earning her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Levin served as the Director of the Teachers Academy at UNCG, assistant department chair, and director of graduate studies. She was awarded the first Mentoring-Advising-Supervising (MAS) Award in the School of Education at UNCG. Dr. Levin also served as an Associate Editor for Teacher Education Quarterly for 8 years, and was co-PI on a 5-year, $1.4 million National Professional Development grant from the Dept. of Education called TESOL for ALL. Her research interests include: understanding how teachers’ pedagogical beliefs develop across their careers; case-based teaching; problem-based learning (PBL); universal design for learning (UDL); and leading, teaching, and learning with technology. Dr. Levin has published eight books and over 40 articles in well-respected research journals.

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