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The Principal as Technology Leader



January 2003 | 136 pages | Corwin
`An excellent resource for principals-especially new principals. It will definitely help them establish their vision for technology in their schools. I read the book in one sitting' - Kim Leblanc, Region V Technology Resource Specialist, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Louisiana

`An invaluable resource to practicing school leaders, students in school leader preparation programs, and professors of school leadership' - Neil J Shipman, Clinical Associate Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

`Illustrates that technology leadership is not about bells and whistles, but about curriculum and instructional leadership' - John Artis, Assistant Superintendent, Upper Arlington City Schools, Ohio

`Theodore Creighton does a wonderful job exploring the complexities of technology in schools' - Vicki Barnett, Course Instructor ITT Technical Institute, Florida

The Principal as Technology Leader is a comprehensive examination of the ways in which administrators and school leaders can support and plan effective technology programmes for both students and teachers. Author Theodore Creighton provides a very detailed explanation and specific plan design to help school principals and other educational leaders become managers and facilitators of successful applications of technology in schools. He argues for the need of a conceptual knowledge of how technologies can restructure education, as opposed to the superficial focus on hardware and software programmes monopolizing schools today.

The Principal as Technology Leader explores issues of planning for technology and staff development, administrative support for technology programs that will truly enhance education, and technology implementation that improves student achievement, as well as examines what ineffective programmes look like and why technology programmes fail. The final chapter presents an implementation model specifically targeted to assist minority students and others with special learning needs.

 
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 the Stage for Staff Development: Uniting Technology and Constructivist Teaching and Learning Environments
 
6. Resisters and Saboteurs: Dealing With Teachers Resistant to Technology Implementation
 
7. Teacher Evaluation and the Use of Technology
 
8. Sustaining Effective Technology Plans: Management and Leadership
 
9. The Future: Leadership and Technology Implementation
 
10. OK School Leaders, Let's Put One Together
 
Resource A: A SWOT Matrix for Technology Planning
 
Resource B: Administrative Dimensions and Look-Fors
 
Resource C: List of Tables and Figures
 
References
 
Index

Illustrates that technology leadership is not about bells and whistles, but about curriculum and instructional leadership.

John Artis, Assistant Superintendent
Upper Arlington City Schools, Ohio

An excellent resource for principals—especially new principals. It will definitely help them establish their vision for technology in their schools. I read the book in one sitting.

Kim Leblanc, Region V Technology Resource Specialist
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, LA

Creighton does a wonderful job exploring the complexities of technology in schools.

Vicki Barnett, Course Instructor
ITT Technical Institute, Florida

Dr. Creighton's candid and reflective writing style will make this an invaluable resource to practicing school leaders, students in school leader preparation programs, and professors of school leadership.

Neil J. Shipman, Clinical Associate Professor
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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.

Joe Schneider, Deputy Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators

For new adjunct Cindy Sparks who will be teaching summer's EADM 532 Technology for Administrators

Ms Charity Mack
Education Dept, Regent University - Virginia Beach
March 10, 2010

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