Today's schools have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to help students achieve academically and prepare for their futures in the 21st century. Written for school leaders, district officials, and technology directors, this user-friendly guide describes how to develop and lead effective schools that meet the needs of 21st century learners, integrate new technology into teaching and learning, and realize measurable performance improvement.
Aligned to the newly updated National Educational Technology Standards for Administration (NETS.A), this resource helps educators develop an actionable plan for introducing new technology, managing change, and building support across the school community and beyond. The authors emphasize 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, and creation/creativity and provide: descriptions of Web 2.0 tools, including wikis, blogs, social networks, and many others; strategies for effective use of technology within and across K - 12 content areas; personal stories from leaders of technologically advanced and nationally recognized schools; an overview of relevant legal, ethical, and safety considerations; and recommended activities and resources within every chapter.
Lead your team in developing a true 21st century school that opens up new avenues for teacher-student collaboration and achievement.