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Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times / Edition 2

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times / Edition 2

by Eric C. Sheninger
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Lead for efficacy in these disruptive times!

Cultivating a school culture focused on the achievement of students while anticipating change is imperative, but it’s tough to keep up with varying leadership demands when it seems like society and technology are constantly changing as well! Moving beyond the skills and tools introduced in the first edition, this revamped second edition features:

  • New organization emphasizing the interconnectivity of the Pillars of Digital Leadership
  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544350837
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Edition description: Second Edition (Revised Edition)
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 244,746
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result, Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker. His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward’s Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar. Eric has published several books on school leadership, partnering with Corwin on Uncommon Learning, and the 1st and 2nd editions of Digital Leadership.

He has also contributed on education for the Huffington Post, sits on the advisory board for many innovative companies, and was named to the NSBA “20 to Watch” list in 2010 for technology leadership. TIME Magazine also identified Eric as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders to embrace and effectively utilize technology. His blog, A Principal’s Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2013 and 2011 by Edublogs. It was also recognized with an Editor’s Choice Content Award in 2014 by Smartbrief Education.Eric began his career in education as a Science Teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School where he taught a variety of subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Ecology) and coached several sports (ice hockey, football, lacrosse). He then transitioned into the field of educational administration as an Athletic Director/Supervisor of Physical Education & Health and Vice Principal in the New Milford School District. During his administrative career, he has served as District Affirmative Action Officer and was the president of the New Milford Administrator’s Association. During his tenure as high school principal he successfully implemented numerous initiatives including a new teacher evaluation system (McREL), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), oversaw Common Core implementation, and initiated a new grading philosophy. Eric received his M.Ed. in Educational Administration from East Stroudsburg University, B.S. in Biology from Salisbury University, and his B.S. in Marine/Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Table of Contents

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

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