Susan McLester

Articles by Susan McLester

District Administration, March 2013

Publishers will continue with printed books.
The lack of a standard publishing model makes transitions tough.
cyber cafe
Are school libraries on the way out?

District Administration, November 2012

Districts shift from traditional professional development models to a culture of ongoing learning.

District Administration, October 2012

Classrooms, libraries, and labs used to be the only spaces where students spent their time. Wireless connections, laptops and project learning have changed that, and VMDO Architects has explored opportunities in buildings and in the landscape. Above, students at John Handley High School in Winchester (Va.) Public Schools gather in the newly renovated math/science wing.
Learn valuable tips, shortcuts and resources to help your district stay on the upside of the digital divide.

District Administration, September 2012

The Whittier Union High School District administrators who organized the Whatever It Takes campaign.
Professional Learning Communities at Work

District Administration, June 2012

Sixth-graders from the Wayland-Cohocton Middle School in New York train on Toshiba tablets, which the school won in a 2010 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.
Apps and digital content are on the rise, and the multitouch interface may prove to be a game-changer for K12 schools.

District Administration, May 2012

Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis are recognized as the leading experts in differentiated instruction.
Personalized learning pioneers say student interest and engagement reveal hidden potentials that are key to achievement.

District Administration, January 2012

Identity and Access Management is introducing significant instructional and security efficiencies in K12 districts.
Deborah Karcher, CIO of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, meets with a network a
Tips for district leaders considering idenitity and access management programs.

District Administration, Nov/Dec 2011

Several experts offer tips for district leaders wanting to institute powerful programs.
Immigrant parents in Chicago set a precedent for other districts with at-risk children and hesitant administrators.

District Administration, October 2011

Combining face-to-face and virtual instruction addresses all learners in the pursuit of 21st century skills.

District Administration, September 2011

Debbie Rice, Director of Technology, Auburn (Ala.) City Schools
Years after the worst school shootings, new building plans, combined with new technologies, make for safer and more secure environments.

District Administration, June 2011

After nearly a decade of ambitious programs that put a laptop in the hands of every student, have they made any difference?
Three states led the way in large-scale one-to-one programs.

District Administration, May 2011

Providing a birth-to-employment education can stop students from falling through the cracks.
New training models have emerged for preparing school leaders to transform low-achieving schools.

SIDEBAR, May 2011