ERIC Number: EJ1071611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Leading Technology-Rich School Districts: Advice From Tech-Savvy Superintendents
McLeod, Scott; Richardson, Jayson W.; Sauers, Nicholas J.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v10 n2 p104-126 Aug 2015
Superintendents' instructional leadership is critical to the academic success of school systems. In addition to traditional work complexities, today's superintendents must navigate rapid and significant technological transformations. In this study, an exploratory sample of "technology-savvy" superintendents was interviewed to ascertain advice about how to navigate the complexities that surround successful district-level technology leadership strategies and mind-sets. Participants highlighted issues such as budgets, professional development, and instructional leadership, and affirmed the value of personally modeling technology use. They also emphasized both personal and organizational risk-taking and shared how communities of practice can help alleviate skill and knowledge gaps.
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Technological Literacy, Technology Planning, Technology Integration, Best Practices, Educational Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Budgets, Professional Development, Technology Uses in Education, Models, Communities of Practice, Barriers, Performance Factors, Risk, Social Networks, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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