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Principal as Technology Leader

by Theodore Creighton Corwin Press
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Pbk 136 pages
AU$52.99 NZ$54.77
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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 and 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for staff development and technology implementation that will enhance student achievement, rather than relying on outdated methods of drill and practice.

Preface About the Author Introduction 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 th

Professor Creighton makes the best case to date for requiring school administrators to understand that effective educational technology is more than e-mail and internet access.
Theodore B. Creighton is currently a Professor and Program Leader in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, he served as Director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University and as a Professor in Educational Leadership at Idaho State University. His background includes teaching at all grade levels in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Los Angeles, California. His administrative experience includes serving as principal and superintendent in both Fresno and Kern Counties, California. He holds a BS degree in teacher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master`s degree in educational administration from California State University Long Beach, and a doctorate from the University of California Davis. Though active in many professional organizations, he devotes considerable time to his role as Executive Director of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. He also serves as a member of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), and as a Stafford Faculty Fellow for the National Institute on Leadership, Disabilities and Students Placed at Risk (NILDSPAR). He recently was appointed as Project Director of the Connexions Knowledge Base Project, an international initiative in collaboration with Rice University charged with assembling the knowledge base in educational administration. His research includes examining the forces of the school principalship, and he is widely published in the area of schools with alternative forms of school leadership.