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Pathways to successful technology practice for leading schools, leading teachers, leading learning: Golden Technology Rules for 21st century school leaders. PROCEEDINGS

, Macquarie University, Australia

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

From The World is Flat (Friedman, 2007), Re-Imagine (Peters, 2003), and Born Digital (Palfrey & Gasser, 2008) to Disrupting Class, (Christensen, 2008) it is being made clear that rapid changes to traditional ways of learning, knowing, and doing are becoming commonplace and can lead to painful redefinitions in the workplaces of education, business, and industry. The more things change however, the more some things stay the same. It is within this paradoxical context that this paper examines the role of educational leaders as they struggle to integrate learning technologies into results based, 21st century learning environments. What remains the same is a focus on the standard building blocks of change management. What differs is the value of a renewed focus on the human face of relationship building along with redefining and communicating a learning vision and how it transforms the roles of learners, leaders, and teachers whenever technology is used to support and extend learning goals.

Citation

Gibson, I. (2009). Pathways to successful technology practice for leading schools, leading teachers, leading learning: Golden Technology Rules for 21st century school leaders. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 2395-2402). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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