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ERIC Number: EJ867962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
5 Considerations for Digital Age Leaders: What Principals and District Administrators Need to Know about Tech Integration Today
Larson, Lotta; Miller, Teresa; Ribble, Mike
Learning & Leading with Technology, v37 n4 p12-15 Dec 2009-Jan 2010
Technology has forever altered the way one learns and teaches, and the pace of change is only accelerating. What was hot last year or even last month may be of little interest today. How can educational leaders keep up with the daily onslaught of information when new literacies rapidly outpace traditional literacies, and access to technology and information expands exponentially? Administrators and teacher leaders have to take personal responsibility for understanding changes in tech implementation and integration in their buildings and classrooms rather than simply relying on technology support staff. It is up to the building-level staff, district personnel, and educational leaders to move schools into the digital age. In this article, the authors suggest five considerations, aligned with ISTE's NETS for Administrators, for initiating a shared vision that embeds tech integration into all aspects of learning and teaching: (1) visionary leadership; (2) digital age learning culture; (3) systemic improvement; (4) excellence in professional practice; and (5) digital citizenship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A