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Planning for Technology

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

Second Edition

October 2013 | 296 pages | Corwin
This is a book for school leaders, tech coordinators, and curriculum leaders on how to plan and provide for technology use in schools to support and enhance learning. The second edition reflects the dramatic changes that have happened in the educational technology landscape since then. It includes a new emphasis on 21st Century skills and learning as well as strategies for addressing the new Common Core State Standards mandates. College and career readiness, the rapid growth in the development and use of mobile technologies, and the spread of 1:1 learning and BYOD initiatives are also new topics addressed by the authors. School leaders are increasingly held accountable for incorporating technology in order to meet the demands of the new standards and ultimately to prepare students for college, career, and life. The second edition includes a thorough update in these areas and brings the book into currency.

It's a practical and readable resource full of useful tools, checklists, samples, templates, and examples throughout the text to help school leaders and leadership teams implement strategies.

About the Authors
1. Changing Environments in Technology
2. Leadership and Planning
3. Technology and Professional Development
4. Teaching and Learning With Technology
5. The Culture of Technology
6. Public Relations and Technology
7. Financial Management
8. Infrastructure: Future Proofing School
9. Technology Plan Evaluation

"This text presents ideas, guiding forms, and resources to help shepherd educational leaders in becoming more skilled in their leadership, instruction, promotion of a school-based curriculum while utilizing technology and accelerating the learning of students, faculty, leaders, and all stakeholders. The reflective activities at the end of every chapter prompt leaders to think about diverse areas they may have not have had occasion to ponder before."

Frances L. O’Reilly, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
The University of Montana-Missoula

"This book is about how to plan for technology, promote it, pay for it, and take steps to ensure that it really is improving student achievement.  This book makes school administrators consider more thoughtfully how they are using technology for teaching and learning and why.  It helps the reader understand how to plan for and implement technology in a more effective way."

Patricia L. Tucker, Retired Regional Superintendent
District of Columbia Public Schools

"This book emphasizes leadership, relationships, implementation, learning, and assessment. This book is an excellent resource for those who want to have a voice in technology planning and be a resource for other educators."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2014

Adopted as a supplemental text.

Dr Daryl Ann Borel
Educational Leadership, Lamar University
November 12, 2013

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ISBN: 9781452268262