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Digital Leadership

Digital Leadership
Changing Paradigms for Changing Times

Second Edition
  • Eric Sheninger - International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)

Foreword by Sugata Mitra, A Joint Publication With ICLE

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April 2019 | 288 pages | Corwin

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Lead for efficacy in these disruptive times!

Just as the digital landscape is constantly evolving, the second edition of Digital Leadership moves past trends and fads to focus on the essence of leading innovative change in education now and in the future. As society and technology evolve at what seems a dizzying pace, the demands on leaders are changing as well. With a greater emphasis on leadership dispositions, this revamped edition also features

  • New structure and organization emphasizing the interconnectivity of the Pillars of Digital Leadership to drive sustainable change
  • Innovative strategies and leadership practices that enhance school culture and drive learning improvement
  • Updated vignettes from digital leaders who have successfully implemented the included strategies
  • New online resources, informative graphics, and end of chapter guiding questions

Now is the time to embrace innovation, technology, and flexibility to create a learning culture that provides students with 21st century critical competencies! 

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If you order 200 or more copies of Digital Leadership, 2nd edition, Eric will lead a 5-week synchronous book club via Zoom or Google Hangouts for your team members.

Here’s how it works:
- Purchase at least 200 copies of Digital Leadership, 2nd edition.
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About the Author
A Day in the Life of a Digital Leader
Chapter 1: How the Learning Landscape Has Changed
The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology and Society

A New Learner


Guiding Questions

Chapter 2: A Compelling Case for Change
A School Leader’s New Path Forward

Excuses Hold Us Back

You Get What You Model

Embrace Innovation

Bold Ideas for a Bold New World

Grow Into a Digital Leader


Guiding Questions

Chapter 3: Leading Sustainable Change
The Journey of a Practitioner

Unearthing the Secrets of Change

The Process of Change

Overcoming Potential Roadblocks to Change

Moving Large Change Efforts Forward


Guiding Questions

Chapter 4: Leading Through a Digital Lens
A Superintendent’s Journey

Be in the Driver’s Seat

The Pillars of Digital Leadership

ISTE Standards for Educational Leaders

Future Ready Schools


Guiding Questions

Chapter 5: Improving Student Engagement, Learning, and Outcomes
School Should Reflect Real Life

How Research Should Guide the Work

Improving Pedagogy with a Learner-Focused Mindset and Framework

Moving from Teaching to Empowered Learning

A Pedagogical Foundation for Digital Tools

Rigorous and Relevant Learning as the Standard

Digital Learning in Action

A Focus on Critical Competencies

Digital Citizenship and Responsibility


Guiding Questions

Chapter 6: Transforming Learning Spaces and Environments
Clark Hall––A Creative Learning Environment

Designing Schools to Engage and Drive Learning


Devices for All (1:1)

Improving Access With BYOD

Blended Learning Versus Blended Instruction

Individualized and Personalized Learning


Guiding Questions

Chapter 7: Professional Growth and Learning
A Shift in Professional Learning

The Rise of Social Media as a Tool for Growth in Professional Practice

Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)

Connectedness as the Standard

The Professional Growth Period

Why Every Leader Needs a PLN


Guiding Questions

Chapter 8: Communication
No Better Time Than Now

Trailblazers Modeling the Way

Engage Stakeholders Using a Multifaceted Approach


Guiding Questions

Chapter 9: Public Relations
A District Forges a New Path

Tell Your Story

We Need More Stories of Success


Guiding Questions

Chapter 10: Branding
A Move to BrandED Thinking

Two Conversations Around BrandED Thinking

Why a BrandED Mindset Matters

The Right Hashtag


Guiding Questions

Chapter 11: Discovering Opportunity
Strategic Partnerships


Leveraging Social Media

The Interconnectedness of the Pillars of Digital Leadership


Guiding Questions

Chapter 12: Leading for Efficacy
A Shining Example: Wells Elementary School

A Push for Efficacy


Guiding Questions

Online Resources


Educators like to read about the leadership journeys of others when approaching any change, especially when it comes to digital leadership. Eric Sheninger has provided current stories of trailblazing educators, including himself, together with essential research, to express the urgency of engaging today’s students in preparing for the current industrial revolution of exponential technological change. It is unlike any other time in history when educational leaders must rise to the occasion to influence others with the tools to affect change in the way we approach “school”.

Susan Borg, Corwin Author, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville

A must have book! Digital Leadership, Second Edition thoughtfully presents the research and actions needed for leading a school culture to find relevancy and utility in the digital tools that ignite innovative learning and maximize achievement. Using illuminating explanations, engaging stories, and informative graphics the author presents steps to “prepare kids to do anything, not something."

Angeline A. Anderson, Independent Education Consultant

Love the practical applications available! I will continue using this textbook in the future!

Dr Brian Cook
Education Dept, Salisbury University
September 15, 2020
Key features

After reading this book which is laid out in full color for ease of use and reading, you will be able to:

  • Identify obstacles to change and specific solutions to overcome them in order to transform teaching, learning, and leadership in the digital age
  • Work smarter, not harder, by aligning a digital-leaning mindset to leadership practices to enhance school culture and improve stakeholder relations
  • Leverage the digital resources and personalized pathways to grow professionally like never before
  • Readily implement practical digital leadership strategies aligned to research and proven in action through practitioner vignettes.

This book is also notable for a Foreword by Sugata Mitra


For instructors

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ISBN: 9781544350837