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Technology Leadership for School Improvement

Technology Leadership for School Improvement

February 2010 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A practical and visionary look at creative educational leadership in today's digital environment

Technology Leadership for School Improvement provides prospective and current K–12 educational leaders with practical coverage of the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and administrate technology in school settings. Designed to help educational leaders develop an understanding of multimedia teaching tools that optimize learning, as well as the leadership skills needed to support others, this one-of-a-kind book explores data-driven decision making and technology standards. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field and follows a common format.


  • Critical questions at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key objectives.
  • Case studies with discussion questions and activities provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations.
  • End-of-chapter learning aids include Key Principles for Leaders to Know sections that summarize each chapter's content and Web Resources that provide links to additional information.

An open-access Web site at includes PowerPoint slides for each chapter, e-Flashcards, a variety of useful Web resources, and additional case studies.

Part I. Leadership Policy and Innovative Practice
Theodore Creighton
Chapter 1. Entrepreneurial Leadership for Technology: An Opposable Mind
Rosemary Papa
Chapter 2. Technology Leadership Standards: The Next Generation
Ric Brown
Chapter 3. Administration of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Resource Management
Stephen Lawton
Chapter 4. Designing and Using Academic Information Systems: Providing Decision Support Systems for Educational Leaders
Part II. Leadership Teaching and Learning
Rosemary Papa and Jessica Papa
Chapter 5. Leading Adult Learners: Preparing Future Leaders and Professional Development of Those They Lead
Shadow W. J. Armfield
Chapter 6. Planning, Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Technology
Chih-Hsiung Tu and J. Michael Blocher
Chapter 7. Web 2.0 Learning Environments in Distance Learning
Mary I. Dereshiwsky
Chapter 8. Design of Creative Online Learning Spaces
Part III. Leadership: Social, Cultural, and Legal
Laura Sujo-Montes and Lawrence Gallagher
Chapter 9. School, Technology, and Society: Home-School Communications and Access
Janet Tareilo and Theodore Creighton
Chapter 10. Security, Internet Safety, Copyright, and Plagiarism
Part IV. Leadership Digital Assessments and Evaluation
Mary I. Dereshiwsky
Chapter 11. Online Evaluation
Cynthia Conn
Chapter 12. Using Technology for Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning and Instructional Practices
Rosemary Papa
Chapter 13. Program Evaluation and Technology Integration Strategies
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Excellent resource

Dr Daryl Ann Borel
Educational Leadership, Lamar University
August 9, 2012

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