The Social Media Imperative

Author: Kristin Magette
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475841981
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical guide can help anyone implement social media in a school system, while managing risk. Learn steps to create policy, procedures, and guidelines, as well as strategies to help open the minds of reluctant colleagues.

7 Steps to Sharing Your School s Story on Social Media

Author: Jason Kotch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135169023X
Format: PDF
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7 Steps to Sharing Your School’s Story on Social Media empowers school leaders to use social media through a simple and accessible plan that increases engagement and enhances the school’s vision and mission. In a step-by-step guide for easy implementation, this book provides the nuts and bolts, as well as the strategic planning necessary, to ensure intentionality and impact of your social media presence. The authors explain how to measure impact and improve your strategies to ensure important information about your school is conveyed accurately, clearly, and effectively. Whether you use the 7 steps in order or you’re just looking for some invigorating new ideas or you want to find new ways to connect, collaborate, and share, there is something for every school leader in this book.

Educational Leadership and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522516255
Format: PDF, Docs
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The delivery of quality education to students relies heavily on the actions of an institution’s administrative staff. Effective leadership strategies allow for the continued progress of modern educational initiatives. Educational Leadership and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides comprehensive research perspectives on the multi-faceted issues of leadership and administration considerations within the education sector. Emphasizing theoretical frameworks, emerging strategic initiatives, and future outlooks, this publication is an ideal reference source for educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

Agency through Teacher Education

Author: Ryan Flessner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610489195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Agency through Teacher Education: Reflection, Community, and Learning addresses the ways that agency functions for those involved in twenty-first-century teacher education. This book, commissioned by the Association of Teacher Educators, relies on the voices of teacher education candidates, in-service teachers, school leaders, and university-based educators to illustrate what agency looks like, sounds like, and feels like for people trying to act as agents of change.

High leverage Leadership

Author: Denis Mongon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041568952X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This overview of the development of educational leadership research demonstrates how successful educational leaders apply contextual, social and professional expertise to the three distinctive leadership tasks of navigation, management and partnership.

Leveraging Social Capital in Systemic Education Reform

Author: Ian R. Haslam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463006516
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Much has been written of late about the need to reform school systems across the world. In like manner there have been many attempts to change school systems for the better but without a great deal of success. This, in part, has much to do with the inertia in school systems and the nature of the work. The professional isolation of teachers from one another in schools is no excuse but it is a key factor in the development of system wide professional capital. This book explores the importance of school leadership and the use of digital media to develop social capital in schools. Particular examples of school reforms that focused on developing professional capital with varying degrees of success are to be seen in the UAE, in reforms to the Australian middle school, and in attempts to reform the Community College in the USA. Throughout the book there are three powerful ideas associated with successful large scale reforms. First, there are the structural elements that all successful school systems have in common including revised curriculum standards, a reliable assessment system, technical skills of teachers and school leaders, a comprehensive data system, rewards and remuneration of workforce and policy documents to support change. Second, strategic imperatives such as the singular focus on teaching and learning for student success, the need to build workforce capacity in schools, the need to ensure system wide implementation of reforms and the importance of collaboration and team building. Third, the systematic development of professional learning communities and teacher leadership will increase social capital in schools which will ensure student success. This book looks at overcoming the inertia to school reform in education systems caused by structural deficiencies, strategic shortfalls and implementation procedures.

Skills for Successful 21st Century School Leaders

Author: John Hoyle
Publisher: Amer Assn School Administrator
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide presents a description of the standards and related skills school leaders must master and apply. Since every school leader needs a well-defined philosophy to make decisions, the guide emphasizes philosophical, performance, and ethical dimensions of school leadership. The book's 10 chapters address such issues as visionary leadership, including the skills and disposition needed to lead others to peak performance; the political skills needed for school governance in a democracy; the proficiency in communication and community relations required for articulating a vision; the skills in organizational management; insights on developing a curriculum design and delivery system for diverse school communities; expertise in instructional management and the development of a data-based student-achievement system; the related need to focus on staff evaluation and staff development; the knowledge that school leaders need to make the most of educational research, evaluation, and planning; and the importance of understanding and modeling appropriate value systems, ethics, and moral leadership. Two appendices offer an overview of major advances in standard settings and an overview of future trends. (RJM)