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Leadership Books

An essential collection of the latest books for leaders.

Visions to Action: Adding Student Leadership to Your Technology Plan

Generation Yes, Free

Written by Dr. Dennis Harper, this eight-page document can be downloaded from the GenYES Web site. It can help teachers make sure that their technology plan includes authentic student involvement and leadership. Generation Yes provides training resources, materials and online tools to help districts support technology leadership. The free information includes research, sample language, models of student action, and a technology planning worksheet. In addition, it explains how teachers and students can produce standards-aligned, technology-infused classroom lessons. Six models of student involvement are offered to create specific action plans, monitor the process and track results. Districts may find support for multiple goals by using these ideas.

Community in the Making: Lincoln Center Institute, the Arts and Teacher Education

Teachers College Press $26

This essay collection describes collaboration between eight colleges and universities of teacher education and Lincoln Center Institute. Twenty educators and teaching artists present their perspectives on the LCI Teacher Education Collaborative. They describe their experiences with colleagues and students in the process of incorporating aesthetic education across the teacher education curriculum, which is based on the work of Maxine Greene, who serves as LCI's philosopher-in-residence.

Managing Curriculum and Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide

Linworth Publishing $49.95

A guide with CD provides the basic elements of a curriculum management system. It emphasizes alignment of written and tested curriculum, providing a framework for quality control of a district's educational programs. The guidance draws heavily on the foundations of curriculum management developed by Fenwick English. The authors offer resources from many school systems where they have taught, observed, trained and/or coached educators to implement the changes necessary to dramatically improve student achievement.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide

Linworth Publishing $44.95

This fourth edition provides an authoritative presentation and analysis of copyright for both print and digital information, related specifically to K12 schools. In addition to explaining the fundamentals and latest developments, it also clarifies the complexities of copyright and why it's so important to understand and comply with it. It enables media specialists to educate staff and take leadership in determining copyright policies and explains how copyright issues should be handled at their school.

The Expert School Leader: Accelerating Accountability

R&L Education $24.95

The authors detail a new approach to identifying, analyzing, acquiring and using specific competencies that are needed for effective and accountable school leadership. Reported investigations identify ways in which leaders can improve their performance and help to meet the challenge of maintaining safety and rule enforcement. They also provide a creative approach to formulating recommendations regarding competencies that school leaders need. Readers are offered interviews with exemplars from other fields that represent various aspects of a school leader's role and describe the ways professionals act on their commitments to support society and help children learn.