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Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools

Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools

Foreword by Keith Krueger

August 2012 | 192 pages | Corwin
Today's educational environment is a complex interplay of goals, needs, competing requirements and pressures, and dwindling resources. School leaders have responsibility for creating an educational environment that improves student outcomes, prepares them for their futures, and supports opportunities for all. This book offers school and district leaders with leader-tested strategies, exemplars, and practical advice based on the authors' current research of award-winning schools that showcase leadership for the 21st century. This book provides examples of how a 21st century school looks, plans, uses data, and supports its teachers, including:

- Developing and implementing the vision

- Establishing the school culture

- Planning and implementing technology

- Providing professional development

- Reforming the curriculum and instructional practices

- Funding the initiatives

- Collaborating with parents and the community

This book deepens and extends the work begun by the authors' previous book, Leading 21st Century Schools, by presenting strategies, exemplars, and practical advice about specific ways to continue on the journey of successfully leading 21st century schools. This sequel provides practical and evidence-based ideas, strategies, and experiences for moving schools toward their goals of meeting students', communities', and policy makers' expectations for educational systems.

Foreword by Keith Krueger
About the Authors
1. A Path to a 21st Century Education: The Role of Vision and Mission
2. Implementing the Vision: What Is Leadership in a 21st Century School?
3. What About the Pipes, Wires, and More? Planning and Supporting Technology in 21st Century Education
4. Supporting 21st Century Educators' Efforts: Models of Professional Development to Support Change
5. What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like? How Curriculum and Instructional Practices Change
6. Setting the Stage: The Importance of Attending to School Culture
7. Ideas About Funding 21st Century Technology Initiatives: Tools, Options, and Resources
8. Reaching Out to Parents, Families, and the Community: Creating Partnerships Is a Win-Win Proposition

"Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools provides excellent examples of successful practices in schools that are leading the way with the integration of technology for the purpose of preparing students for the future."

Margarete Couture, Principal
South Seneca Central School District, Interlaken, NY

“Schrum and Levin not only look at the growing research, but look deeply at successful schools that are utilizing 21st century tools and what factors influence their success. This book contributes significantly to the necessary skills of tomorrow’s leaders.”

Chip Kimball, Superintendent
Lake Washington School District, WA

"This book provides examples chosen from east and west coasts, from the south and the heartland, and from large districts to small schools. It is rich not only because of the authors’ own 300 hours of observation and interviews, but also because of the deep references to the existing research in the field."

Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives
Discovery Education

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ISBN: 9781412997294