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Leading Connected Classrooms

Engaging the Hearts and Souls of Learners

Learn new technology strategies from innovative educators, and get ready to engage your K-12 students as never before, while connecting them with other learners worldwide.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483316802
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 128
  • Publication date: April 27, 2015

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Help your students find and keep the joy in learning!

When creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching, incredible learning happens. This insightful guide is for all educators ready to move into a new commitment to true learning. Principal and respected digital educator Robert Dillon shows readers how to:

  • Use student engagement to promote authentic, thoughtful learning
  • Learn how 16 innovative connected educators provided incredible learning opportunities for their students
  • Implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels
  • Help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their unique voices

"This book combines the voices of seasoned connected educators with great suggestions for growth for those new to building connected classrooms as well as those educators who have been connected for years. Most importantly, the book paints hope for how we can build the connections in classrooms that all kids deserve."
Thomas C. Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director
Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC

"Dillon provides useful tips and resources for transforming your classes into communities in which students help each other succeed. This book is full of examples of teachers using technology to support collaboration and motivate students. Integrating technology is a tough journey, but teachers who implement the tips in this book will see how taking that journey transforms their practice and helps them make meaningful connections with their students."
Shelly Terrell, Education Speaker and Trainer, Author

Being a connected educator is a requirement today for relevant teaching. However, often, many do not know what effects being connected has on learning. What Bob lays out in this book are the stories and methods every educator needs to know to ensure they are providing the best possible learning for students. The ideas are practical and can work in classrooms that are rich with technology or even those without. A must-add to any professional library."
Steven W. Anderson, @web20classroom, Author, The Relevant Educator

Key features

· Includes stories from several connected educators, who will share how being connected to educators outside of their own school provided them incredible opportunities for their students and maximized the engagement in their classrooms

· Each chapter includes very practical action items to guide teachers in increasing engagement and connection in their classrooms

· Each chapter follows a set structure, including: a set of essential questions that open each section that stimulate thinking and focus the learning for the reader and/or the learning team that are using the text for professional development, the theories behind each concept, a “Classroom Connection” telling the story of an educator, action steps, and resources



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Robert Dillon

Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. He looks for ways to ignite positive risk taking in teachers and students and release trapped wisdom into the system by growing networks of inspired educators. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications. He is supported by his wife, Sandra and two daughters, Emily and Ellie. Dr. Dillon is also an avid runner, reader and cyclist.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author

Chapter 1 Sharing and Collaboration: The Engine for the Connected Classroom

Chapter 2 Respecting the Power of Student Choice

Chapter 3 A Passion for Learning

Chapter 4 Knowing the Core of Your Learning

Chapter 5 Learning That I Never Expected

Chapter 6 From the Mouths of Babes

Chapter 7 Everyone Listens to a Kid

Chapter 8 Student Voice Breeds Opportunities to Change the World

Chapter 9 The Final Resting Place for Student Work

Chapter 10 Engaging Your Community as Listening Partners

Chapter 11 The World as the Playground for Learning

Chapter 12 Authentic Audience Grows Innovative Learners

Chapter 13 When Communities See Students as Assets

Chapter 14 Schools as Idea Incubators

Chapter 15 Service Learning: A Catalyst for Community Change

Chapter 16 Connecting the Pieces

Chapter 17 Educational Leaders as the Catalysts of Change




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