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Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools

By: Lynne Schrum, Barbara B. Levin

Foreword by Keith Krueger

A companion to the best-selling Leading 21st Century Schools, this inspiring book provides tips and insights from award-winning schools that use technology to advance student success.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412997294
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2012
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: December 21, 2012

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Discover how award-winning schools advance students' learning through technology!

How can a school best use technology for teaching and learning? This inspiring book profiles eight visionary schools that are achievers in how they approach technology. In this companion to Leading 21st Century Schools, Lynne Schrum and Barbara Levin offer insights direct from principals, teachers, superintendents, and others involved in implementing technology in K-12 environments.

Readers will find a step-by-step guide to building a 21st century school, complete with resource directories and study group questions. This book will provide evidence-based strategies for:

  • Becoming a school culture that embraces technology and 21st century skills
  • Creating a 21st century classroom, including new instructional approaches and professional development opportunities
  • Selecting the right technology plan, infrastructure, and devices for your school
  • Managing costs through funding and budget strategies
  • Measuring progress through effective use of data

Learn from 21st century schools in action and develop your own path to integrating technology within your school!

"If I were a leader moving my school or district toward a digital age environment, I would want two things: a conversation with people who had done it to learn what worked and what didn't, and a real review of the literature. This book supplies a deep dose of both. Even a brief dive offers nuggets of applicable information for leaders."
—Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives
Discovery Education

"Schrum and Levin not only look at the growing research, but look deeply at successful schools that are utilizing 21st century tools and what factors influence their success. This book contributes significantly to the necessary skills of tomorrow's leaders."
—Chip Kimball, Superintendent
Lake Washington School District

Key features

  • Provides concrete examples of leadership strategies that are gleaned from and endorsed by school leaders around the country as having been successful and necessary for school improvement in areas including using technology for assessment, planning, curriculum revisions, communication, community relations, implementing their visions, and professional development, ultimately for the goal of increasing student achievement.
  • Includes numerous evidence-based strategies for each issue tied to real-world interviews, stories, and cases gathered from 8 award-winning schools and districts.
  • Each chapter opens with a story from one of the award-winning schools or districts and ends with book study questions and a Call To Action that details action items for leaders to take in order to advance the goal of a 21st century learning environment.


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Lynne Schrum

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).

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Barbara B. Levin

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Keith Krueger



About the Authors

1. A Path to a 21st Century Education: The Role of Vision and Mission

2. Implementing the Vision: What Is Leadership in a 21st Century School?

3. What About the Pipes, Wires, and More? Planning and Supporting Technology in 21st Century Education

4. Supporting 21st Century Educators' Efforts: Models of Professional Development to Support Change

5. What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like? How Curriculum and Instructional Practices Change

6. Setting the Stage: The Importance of Attending to School Culture

7. Ideas About Funding 21st Century Technology Initiatives: Tools, Options, and Resources

8. Reaching Out to Parents, Families, and the Community: Creating Partnerships Is a Win-Win Proposition





Price: $39.95
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