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Jerome A. Schulz is a consultant on the use of information technology in K-12 education, local government, and nonprofit organizations. He served as the Manager of Application Development for the Milwaukee Public Schools and began his career as an elementary school teacher with the Chicago Public Schools. Visit https://managingtechnologyink12.wordpress.com for more information.
Part One – Introduction
Chapter 1 - Technology in Education – A Tipping Point?
Part Two – The Forces of Change
Chapter 2 - Powerful Forces Are Driving Change in Our Schools
Chapter 3 – Technology Enables Changes in What to Learn and How to Learn
Chapter 4 – To Drive Improvement, We Must Manage Technology Strategically
Part Three – The Components of Educational Technology
Chapter 5 – Student and Staff Devices
Chapter 6 – Network and Internet Connectivity
Chapter 7 - Student Productivity Toolkits
Chapter 8 – Electronic Curriculum and Resources
Chapter 9 – Assessment and Analytics
Chapter 10 - Data System Infrastructure
Chapter 11 – Essential Technology Services
Part Four – Implementing Technology for Learning
Chapter 12 – Managing Implementation
Part Five – Let’s Get Going
Chapter 13 - What Districts and Schools Are Doing Now
Chapter 14 – Best Practices and Conclusion – A Moonshot for America’s Schools?
About the Author
Schulz’s work goes beyond the basics of how to use technology with students and steps back to view how technology can be a positive impact on the entire educational system. There are a great many checklists that educational leaders can use to help guide technology implementation within their own school or district. Schulz does a great job in explaining a wide range of terms that educators take for granted. Often, the text uses graphs and tables to support its explanations. Overall, an exciting resource for those involved in using technology to improve instruction at the building or district level.
— Steven Baule, superintendent, Muncie Community Schools, Indiana, author of "Facilities Planning for School Library Media and Technology Centers"
As we move beyond the question of “if” schools need to change to “how,” this book offers a clear and comprehensive guide for the role of technology in enabling this transformation. Schulz demonstrates a deep understanding of the challenges involved. He provides a systemic view of school transformation, arguing for a more strategic application of technology to change the processes of teaching and learning and the institutions of education. This book serves as a purposeful and well-conceived blueprint for the use of digital tools, strategies and planning processes, driven by a clear vision and set of goals for learning transformation.
— Greg Curtis, independent educational consultant, coauthor of "Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools"
The K-12 education system is failing a large number of students today. Fundamental changes in the way we create and deliver instruction in the K-12 environment are necessary. Schulz makes the case that technology must be used to attack this situation and effectively support new and innovative approaches to instruction, and that educators must combine top-down and bottom up-approaches in solving this problem.Planning (including all stakeholders) at the administrator/district level combined with excited teachers who receive effective systemic professional development is necessary. Through research and discussion the author provides approaches which are modeled in the case studies the he cites. This should be a very useful book for educators who seek to implement change in their schools and districts and use technology effectively and efficiently as a very important part of the solution to educating more students effectively and with rigor.
— Joseph W. Kmoch, teacher, high school information technology
Schulz has authored what likely is the most comprehensive, yet practical guide available to managing information and educational technology today. He combines his experience in the field with insightful advice, rich examples and current resources to offer a roadmap that leaders and practitioners can use to guide their learning transformation journey. He captures the confluence of forces driving the need to change the way we support learners and learning, and offers a practical vision for responding effectively. If you are looking for answers to your technology implementation and management questions, this book is a must read.
— James Rickabaugh, PhD, senior advisor, former director of The Institute for Personalized Learning, Wisconsin, author of "Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders"