Leading the Shift to 21st Century SchoolsPaperback
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- Publisher: Corwin Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 200 pages
- Dimensions: 178mm x 254mm
- Publication date: 29 February 2016
- Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
- ISBN 10: 1452218285
- ISBN 13: 9781452218281
This book is the latest in a series of books written and published by the 21st Century Fluency Group, headed by Ian Jukes and Lee Crockett. This book will focus on how to lead the shift to a 21st century school. It will delve into gaining community, parental, and staff support around the concept of why change is needed and how that change occurs. The book will focus on implementing whole school reform, starting with small teams of teachers to build capacity. It will explain how to make the shift no matter the level of technology available to schools and emphasize how the IT departments in schools must change their perspective and their role in this change. It will also consider schools through different lenses-i.e., what schools are presently and what they could and may be in the future (e.g., virtual high schools like the largest school in the country, Florida Virtual High School; and online universities such as the largest university, Phoenix). A running theme throughout the book will be attention to maintaining a focus on short term goals (NCLB, interim assessments, remediation) while planning for long term goals (21st century fluencies so that students become college and/or career and life ready) and aligning the short term with the long term. It will also show how to align resources such as staff development, money, time, and personnel to support learning that focuses on both sets of goals. A practical book, it will offer numerous strategies, suggestions, tips and templates to support school leaders in making the shift to 21st century learning.
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Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations, typically speaking to between 300,000 and 350,000 people a year. His Committed Sardine Blog is read by more than 78,000 people in 75 countries. Lee Crockett is a national award-winning designer, marketing consultant, entrepreneur, artist, author, and international keynote speaker. He is the director of media for the InfoSavvy Group and the managing partner of the 21st Century Fluency Project. Lee is a "just in time learner" who is constantly adapting to the new programs, languages, and technologies associated with today's communications and marketing media. Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan, where he studied Aikido and the tea ceremony, as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting at the Accademia D'Arte.