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Connected Leadership

Connected Leadership
It’s Just a Click Away

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September 2014 | 72 pages | Corwin

You’re at the top—but never alone!

Take the leap and connect with other educators and leaders through social media. Educators learn to transform relationships with their students, staff, parents, and with the overall community in this simple guide to social media.  With real-life examples from K12 educators who’ve integrated social media technology and education, this guide helps educators to harness the power of connectedness and change the way you lead.  Jump in and you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a personal learning network
  • Tell your school’s story through blogging
  • Use connections to transform your leadership

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

"This book has practical examples of how educators can use Web 2.0 tools to grow professionally and personally. Cook describes his journey as a lead learner in a way that is easy to read; he inspires, engages, and encourages the reader to move from isolation to connection."

Dwight Carter, Principal
New Albany High School

"After reading this book, you'll be inspired by the stories of newly connected educators. If you've been hesitant to take the plunge into the social media waters, you'll be ready to jump right in after this quick and informative read."
Erin Klein, Teacher and Blogger

Preface by Peter DeWitt
Introduction: Message to Prospective Connected Educator
1. A Thousand Mile Journey
Getting Started

Navitaging the Web

The Digital Footprint

Personal Story From a Connected Educator - Brad Gustafson

2. Time and Priorities
How Will I Have the Time?

When Can I Connect?

Lurking and Learning

Personal Story From a Connected Educator - Thad Haines

What Do the Researchers Say?

3. Inner Reflection, Global Exposure
Blogging, Tweeting, Pinning

I Don't Have Anything to Say or Write

Who Will Read This?

Personal Story From a Connected Educator - Ben Gilpin

5. Building an Alliance
Professional Learning Network

Chats and Supporting the PLN

Personal Story From a Connected Educator - Amber Teaman

5. Transformation
Paying It Forward

Understanding Your Leadership Color: What Will You Reveal?

Losing My Leadership Mojo

Paying It Forward

Improving the Learning Environment

Transformation Takes on Many Forms

Personal Story from a Connected Educator - Theresa Stager

Reflection of a Trailblazer: Melinda Miller

Key features

This book is for the educator who is hesitant about getting connected. It tells the stories of several Connected Educators, discussing the myths about social media they had to overcome and the results that being connected has had on their schools. This book meets school leaders where they are at and gives them a roadmap for transformational change in their schools through connectedness.


This book will give leaders:

  • An understanding of social media and its benefits for educators
  • Tools for becoming connected
  • Proof through research and examples of how connectedness makes a difference

There is also the Connected Educators Series website where readers can connect with all of the authors of the series, find more resources, and find real support for putting flipped leadership into practice.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Connected Educators Series Preface

Chapter 1

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