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Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership

Book Description

As new technology continues to emerge, the training and education of learning new skills and strategies become important for professional development. Therefore, technology leadership plays a vital role for the use of technology in organizations by providing guidance in the many aspects of using technologies.

Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership provides detailed information on the aspects of effective technology leadership, highlighting instructions on creating a technology plan as well as the successful integration of technology into the educational environment. This reference source aims to offer a sense of structure and basic information on designing, developing, and evaluating technology projects to ensure maximum success.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Technology Leadership Foundations
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Technology Integration and Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING PRINCIPAL TERMINOLOGIES
      4. FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION AND LEADERSHIP
      5. LEADING TECHNOLOGY PLANNING
      6. LEADING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      7. ROLES IN LEADING THE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION EFFORT
      8. PRACTICAL SCENARIOS
      9. TECHNOLOGY LEADER AS RESEARCHER AND DISSEMINATOR
      10. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: A Reflection on the History of Educational Technology and Evolving Pedagogies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSPECTIVES
      4. ISSUES
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 3: Philosophical Perspectives on Technology Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEADERSHIP
      4. TECHNOLOGY
      5. TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Women’s Roles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE OF WOMEN’S ROLES IN TECHNOLOGY
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Technology Planning for the Technology Leader
    1. Chapter 5: Overview of Technology Plans
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPONENTS OF A TECHNOLOGY PLAN
      4. PROCESS OF CREATING A TECHNOLOGY PLAN
      5. PRE-PLANNING
      6. ANALYSIS
      7. IMPLEMENTATION PITFALLS
      8. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 6: Development of a Technology Plan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL INTEGRATION
      4. STRATEGIES OF INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CURRICULUM
      5. LEVELS OF TECHNOLOGY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
      6. ESTABLISHING TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
      7. STRATEGIES OF DEVELOPING EQUITY
      8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
      9. TECHNICAL SUPPORT PLAN
      10. TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
      11. SUPPORT STAFF
      12. A TECHNOLOGY PLAN TEMPLATE
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 7: Implementation of the Technology Plan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROBLEM: DIRECTION
      4. THE PLAN
      5. LOOKING FORWARD
      6. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL PLANS
      7. CHANGE AND PREVENTION
      8. THE STEPS OF IMPLEMENTATION
      9. MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATION
      10. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      11. PROJECT PATHS AND TRACKING METHODS
      12. TIMELINES AND MILESTONES
      13. MONITOR BUDGETS
      14. SUMMARY
      15. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 8: Assessment, Evaluation, and Revision of a Technology Plan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
      4. IMPORTANCE OF DATA
      5. NEEDS ASSESSMENT/RE-EVALUATION
      6. FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
      7. SCORING
      8. EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS
      9. TEACHER FEEDBACK
      10. STUDENT DATA AND FEEDBACK
      11. CURRICULUM: REVISION AND RE-EVALUATION
      12. UPDATING THE TECHNOLOGY PLAN
      13. SYNOPSIS OF FIGURE 1, TECHNOLOGY PLAN BREAKDOWN
      14. SUMMARY
      15. APPENDIX A
      16. APPENDIX B
      17. APPENDIX C
      18. APPENDIX D
      19. APPENDIX E
      20. APPENDIX F
      21. APPENDIX G
  9. Section 3: Leading the Professional Development
    1. Chapter 9: Defining Professional Development for Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW AND CRITIQUE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODELS
      4. PROCESS OF CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. PLANNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 10: Designing a Professional Development Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESIGN A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
      4. FORMAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. ACTIVITIES OR LENGTH OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      6. ASSESSING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES
      7. GIVING TEACHERS HANDS-ON TECHNOLOGY USE
      8. ACTIVELY ENGAGE TEACHERS IN MEANINGFUL AND RELEVANT ACTIVITIES
      9. PROVIDING A VARIETY OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES
      10. TEACHERS LEARNING IN COLLABORATION WITH EACH OTHER
      11. PROMOTE COMMUNITY BUILDING
      12. ESTABLISHING A CULTURE OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
      13. PLANNING FOR NEW ROLES FOR TEACHERS
      14. BUDGET FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
      15. SUMMARY
      16. APPENDIX A
    3. Chapter 11: Implementing the Professional Development Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS OF IMPLEMENTING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
      4. PROVIDING INCENTIVES
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Evaluating and Funding the Professional Development Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BUILT-IN AND ONGOING EVALUATION
      4. SOURCES FOR FUNDING AND SUPPORT
      5. EVALUATION CHECKLIST
      6. ISSUES AND CONCERNS
      7. SUMMARY
  10. Section 4: Responsibilities of a Technology Leader
    1. Chapter 13: Roles of a Technology Leader
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A TECHNOLOGY LEADER
      4. ROLES AND RESPONSBILITIES OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS IN ORGANIZATIONS
      5. EMERGING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
      6. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
      7. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 14: Evaluation, Management, and Support
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVALUATION OF RELEVANT TECHNOLOGIES
      4. NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
      5. SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
      6. HARDWARE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Leadership Issues Concerning Instructional Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IT LEADERSHIP ROADBLOCKS AND ISSUES
      4. STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE IT LEADERSHIP
      5. SUMMARY
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX B
      8. APPENDIX C
  11. Section 5: Practical Cases for Technology Leaders
    1. Chapter 16: Bridging Boundaries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. MIDDLE MANAGERS’ INTERVENTIONS
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: New and Emerging Technology Purchase Considerations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. NARRATIVE FOCUS
      5. HOW DOES A DISTRICT IMPLEMENT A ONE-TO-ONE (1:1) COMPUTER OR DEVICE INITIATIVE?
      6. EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS (APPS)
      7. WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
      8. OFFSITE CONNECTIVITY
      9. CLOUD COMPUTING
      10. SOCIAL NETWORKING
      11. SECURITY AND SAFETY
      12. TRAINING IN (NEW) TECHNOLOGIES
      13. DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER DIGITAL RESOURCES
      14. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      15. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 18: Implementing a Website Portal Using PortfolioVillage.com to Evaluate Professional Credentials
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WEB PORTFOLIO TOOLS AND PORTAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. CASE STUDY OF PORTFOLIOVILLAGE.COM
      6. SUMMARY/CONCLUSION
  12. Section 6: Research, Grants, and Networks for Technology Leaders
    1. Chapter 19: An Introduction to Educational Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS
      4. STEPS FOR CONDUCTING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
      5. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
      6. SUMMARY
      7. APPENDIX A: SAMPLE IRB PROPOSAL
    2. Chapter 20: Securing External Funding
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE QUEST FOR FUNDING
      4. CHECKLIST FOR GRANT WRITING
      5. ISSUES AND CONCERNS IN GRANT WRITING
      6. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 21: Dissemination of Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRESENTING AT CONFERENCES
      4. PUBLISHING IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS
      5. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
      6. RESOURCES
      7. SUMMARY
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors