"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for staff development and technology implementation that will enhance student achievement, rather than relying on outdated methods of drill and practice.