Planning for Technology: A Guide for School Administrators, Technology Coordinators, and Curriculum Leaders

Stay a step ahead of technological change so that every student can flourish! Students and classrooms are growing more technologically savvy every semester, and falling behind is not an option. This new edition of an essential text shows educational leaders how to equip their students for the future, adult learning theory, distributed leadership, with updates such as: Digital developments of the past decade that school leaders must address New content covering the Common Core, cybersecurity, digital citizenship, cloud computing, and more A new chapter on creating a "culture of technology" that goes beyond mere user manuals to create responsible, tech-savvy students Corwin.


Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times

Eric sheninger―"principal twitter"―shares his pillars of digital leadership to help readers transform school culture by initiating sustainable change Use free social media tools to improve communication, and create a positive brand presence  Integrate digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement Facilitate professional learning and access new opportunities and resources The time is now, whether you are a building level or teacher leader, enhance public relations, to boldly move schools forward in the digital age.

Move leadership into the digital age Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century.

Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. Corwin Publishers.

Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 5th Edition Pearson Educational Leadership

To order the enhanced pearson etext packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134290186. It requires Android OS 3. 1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5. 0 or later. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.

Affordable. The enhanced pearson etext may be purchased stand-alone for 50-60% less than a print bound book. Note: this is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. The pearson etext app is available on Google Play and in the App Store. The enhanced etext features are only available in the Pearson eText format.

Convenient. An invaluable guide to what today’s educators need to know, competencies, and the ways they should behave as exemplary leaders, requirements, the book takes into account the many changes in the standards, and accountability movements that have ushered in a new set of demands, how they need to do it, and expectations for today’s educational leaders.

Practicing the art of leadership by reginald leon green presents success-proven practices, processes, current research, and the creative, innovative, and procedures grounded in time-tested theories, real-life experiences of educators in the field who are transforming underperforming schools into thriving educational learning communities.

This new edition features opportunities for reflective practice through the use of scenarios depicting actual school issues, occurrences, and the behavior of practicing school leaders to help readers acquire knowledge and skills that can be used to build a solid framework for their own practice. The book’s focus on how to use the new 2015 professional standards for Educational Leaders helps educators develop teacher capacity, lead instructional change, construct appropriate organizational policies and systems, effectively manage organizational resources, create professional learning communities, and engage in other deep and meaningful work outside of the classroom and in the community.

Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play The MIT Press

How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Corwin Publishers. In lifelong kindergarten, learning expert Mitchel Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school even the rest of life should be more like kindergarten.

To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively―and the best way to do that is by focusing more on imagining, sharing, and reflecting, playing, creating, just as children do in traditional kindergartens. Drawing on experiences from more than thirty years at MIT's Media Lab, Resnick discusses new technologies and strategies for engaging young people in creative learning experiences.

By providing young people with opportunities to work on projects, in a playful spirit, in collaboration with peers,  based on their passions, we can help them prepare for a world where creative thinking is more important than ever before. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. He tells stories of how children are programming their own games, stories, created by a twelve-year-old girl, crowdsourcing, a diary security system, and collaborating through remixing, and inventions for example, and large-scale group projects such as a Halloween-themed game called Night at Dreary Castle, produced by more than twenty kids scattered around the world.


American Higher Education Core Concepts in Higher Education

The latest book in the core concepts in higher education series brings to life issues of governance, teaching and learning, faculty, fundraising, organization, finances, student life, college sports, public policy, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise.

Corwin Publishers. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions. Thelin, community colleges, and practice and discusses a range of institutions – including the often overlooked for-profits, each chapter bridges research, theory, and minority serving institutions.


School Libraries 3.0: Principles and Practices for the Digital Age

Technology is interwoven throughout the book and not listed as a separate chapter or book section. This is because the school librarian of today—and certainly the school librarian of tomorrow—is working in an environment of web resources, multimedia, mixed methods, and varying programs and services.

Sample policies, procedures, and plans make this book valuable to both new and experienced school librarians. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Major chapters cover the various roles of the school librarian, curricular standards and guidelines, facilities, programming, policies and procedures, services, budgeting, advocacy, ethics, personnel, and evaluation.

Corwin Publishers. This textbook, for school library administration courses, is written by a professor who has taught this course at least once a year for the past twenty years.

Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future

Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Designing a school library media center may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, school library construction and media specialists Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson share their experiences of working on more than 100 media center building projects around the country, so take advantage! In this hands-on guidebook, using conceptual plans from actual school libraries.

Combining all aspects of design for the school library media center floor plans, furniture, bidding, and evaluation this newly updated edition addresses# Current and future technological needs of the student population# Unique needs of the community library that combines school and public library services# Sustainability and conservation issues to help designers and planners go green # Accessibility requirements, including all ADA regulations from the first edition plus the latest material on learning styles and accessibility# Cost control and ways to minimize mistakes using proven bidding and evaluation methodsWith 30 new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technical terms, technology, readers will be knowledgeable and organized when discussing plans with contractors and vendors.

. Using the guidance here, you ll avoid the classic building and renovation hazards and build a library media center for the future! Corwin Publishers.

Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library SLM Hot Topics

Used book in Good Condition. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Written by a well-known intellectual freedom advocate, this book is a one-stop source for school librarians on intellectual freedom and privacy issues that blends principles with best practices. Presents practical guidance on important access and privacy issues facing school librarians, privacy concerns related to students' library records, such as overdue materials, and advocating for intellectual freedom• Provides up-to-date information on ALA and AASL statements on intellectual freedom and privacy, preparing for challenges to school library materials, working with students with special needs, overcoming restrictive filtering, relevant state and federal laws, annotated resources lists, as well as court decisions• Supplies sidebars with additional relevant information and interesting facts and furnish key ideas summaries for each chapter's topics, and discussion questions• Offers practical evaluation tools such as a "Challenge-Proofing Your School Library Checklist" and a "Privacy Checklist: Evaluating the Library Media Program" Corwin Publishers.


School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders 6th Edition The Pearson Educational Leadership Series

Used book in Good Condition. Numerous application exercises and case studies give the concepts real-life meaning, and illustrative tables and figures further reinforce and amplify the ideas. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. An essential, policymakers, practical, hands-on resource for school leaders, this practical, and other educational personnel, clear, and easy-to-understand guide looks at both the historical background and the contemporary legal issues that affect virtually every aspect of schools today.

The new sixth edition of school law and the public schools by nathan essex brings readers the latest information on today’s most critical issues, social media, legal aspects of teachers and administrators’ evaluation, administrators’ authority at bus stops, among them: recent rulings on religion in public schools, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, 504 Rehabilitation plans, virtual charter schools, Facebook and Twitter challenges, teacher performance and misconduct, violence and tragedy in U.

S. Schools, proposed changes to no child left Behind by the White House, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, and the use of chaperones for field trips. Used book in Good Condition. Corwin Publishers.

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Warner Books NY. To make matters worse, lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was thought of by his own advisors as nothing more than a gawky second-rate country lawyer with no leadership experience. What lincoln did to become our most honored and revered president is history; now his wisdom and leadership philosophy can help you run your business.

Lincoln on leadership is the first book to examine Abraham Lincoln's diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied to today's complex world. You think you have it rough?only ten days before abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, forts, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking all Federal agencies, and arenas within their territory.

. In lincoln on leadership you'll discover why you should:Seize the initiative and never relinquish it. Wage only one war at a time. Avoid issuing order and instead request, imply, or make suggestions. Once in a while, let things slip, unbeknownst-like. Corwin Publishers.

Special Education Program Administrator's Handbook

Used book in Good Condition. This unique book is developed specifically to help new administrators survive the pressure of working with students with disabilities. Many texts are filled with theories, but very little practical advice has been available specifically about day-to-day operations. This book is organized to give new special education administrators that practical advice.

Current administrators with extensive knowledge of special education share their experience through contributed chapters. The practical, real world advice will prove useful not only for special education administrators, but also for principals and assistant principals. Corwin Publishers. Used book in Good Condition.

A practical handbook designed to help special education administrators, principals and assistant principals address many of the issues they will confront relating to students with disabilities. Warner Books NY. Rowman Littlefield Publishers.