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The Principal as Technology Leader

The Principal as Technology Leader

December 2002 | 136 pages | Corwin

"An excellent resource for principals—especially new principals. It will definitely help them establish their vision for technology in their schools. I read the book in one sitting."
Kim Leblanc, Region V Technology Resource Specialist
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Louisiana

 "An invaluable resource to practicing school leaders, students in school leader preparation programs, and professors of school leadership."
Neil J. Shipman, Clinical Associate Professor
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 

"Illustrates that technology leadership is not about bells and whistles, but about curriculum and instructional leadership."
John Artis, Assistant Superintendent
Upper Arlington City Schools, Ohio

"Creighton does a wonderful job exploring the complexities of technology in schools."
Vicki Barnett, Course Instructor
ITT Technical Institute, Florida

Lead your school to greater technological achievement!

The larger picture in educational technology is not hardware or software, but curriculum, achievement, and technology's overall role in education. In an engaging style, the author, also founder of the Idaho Administrative Technology Leadership Center, explores the complexities of change and implementation of technology in schools. The Principal as Technology Leader looks at current research while providing guidelines to development and planning, and includes sample technology plans that are easy to follow and use.

In addition, the book highlights:

  • Instructional leadership and curriculum
  • The digital divide between needs and availability
  • Needs assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Staff technophobia
  • TSSA standards
  • Constructivism and Engaged Learning
  • Community support

In an age of data-driven decision making and accountability, Creighton advances the argument for staff development and technology implementation that will enhance student achievement, rather than relying on outdated methods of drill and practice.

About the Author
1. Principal Leadership and Successful Technology Implementation
2. Are Schools and Technology Leaders Doing Enough?
3. Why Do Technology Programs Fail?
4. Strategic Planning for Technology: An Oxymoron?
5. Setting the Stage for Staff Development: Uniting Technology and Constructivist Teaching and Learning Environments
6. Resisters and Saboteurs: Dealing With Teachers Resistant to Technology Implementation
7. Teacher Evaluation and the Use of Technology
8. Sustaining Effective Technology Plans: Management and Leadership
9. The Future: Leadership and Technology Implementation
10. OK School Leaders, Let's Put One Together
Resource A: A SWOT Matrix for Technology Planning
Resource B: Administrative Dimensions and Look-Fors
Resource C: List of Tables and Figures

For new adjunct Cindy Sparks who will be teaching summer's EADM 532 Technology for Administrators

Ms Charity Mack
Education Dept, Regent University - Virginia Beach
March 10, 2010
Key features
  • Creighton's Schools and Data has been a good seller since it was recently published.
  • Ted is Executive Director of NCPEA
  • The ideal piece for both our technology and our educational administration lists
  • Good bundle with Principal as Curriculum Leader 
  • Good bundle with Windows on the Future and Using Technology to Increase Student Learning

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