Reboot student learning the right way! Today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers”: creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology has a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first. In this powerful book, best-selling author and education policy expert Rick Hess and chief learning officer Bror Saxberg show you how to become your school's learning engineer. Using cutting-edge research about learning science as a framework, you’ll: Identify specific learning problems that need solving Devise smarter ways to address them Implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions
A successful administrator is one who applies suitable or appropriate leadership styles in various situations or contexts. It is crucial to investigate how effective administrators lead their organizations in challenging and difficult times, as well as promote the accomplishments of their organization. Predictive Models for School Leadership and Practices is an essential reference source that discusses academic administration as well as administrative effectiveness in achieving organizational goals. Featuring research on topics such as teacher collaboration, school crisis management, and ITC integration, this book is ideally designed for principals, researchers, academics, educational policymakers, and teachers seeking coverage on academic leadership and leadership models.
Design thinking is a method of problem-solving that relies on a complex set of skills, processes and mindsets that help people generate novel solutions to problems. Taking Design Thinking to School: How the Technology of Design Can Transform Teachers, Learners, and Classrooms uses an action-oriented approach to reframing K-12 teaching and learning, examining interventions that open up dialogue about when and where learning, growth, and empowerment can be triggered. While design thinking projects make engineering, design, and technology fluency more tangible and personal for a broad range of young learners, their embrace of ambiguity and failure as growth opportunities often clash with institutional values and structures. Through a series of in-depth case studies that honor and explore such tensions, the authors demonstrate that design thinking provides students with the agency and compassion that is necessary for doing creative and collaborative work, both in and out of the classroom. A vital resource for education researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, Taking Design Thinking to School brings together some of the most innovative work in design pedagogy.
This book comprehensively describes the impact of modern technologies on political leadership by providing a new paradigm of the phenomenon of neo-leadership, that is political leadership oriented on creating both the image and political influence on the Internet. It examines its functioning in the new media environment and identifies the most important transforming trends, taking into account their impact on political and social relations in an era of dynamic technological development. Systematically exploring various dimensions of leadership, it presents new notions relevant in a networked world where leaders are created and conduct themselves against the backdrop of a technological revolution, including the development of AI, automation, algorithms and ultrafast networks, all of which strengthen or disrupt their impact and create a new set of virtual authorities exerting an increasing impact on society, ethical considerations and political life and requiring new methods for study. This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of leadership and elite studies, media and communication studies, political marketing, political science, international relations; public policy, and sociology.
Learning Engineering for Online Education is a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of learning engineering, a form of educational optimization driven by analytics, design-based research, and fast-paced, large-scale experimentation. Chapters written by instructional design and distance learning innovators explore the theoretical context of learning engineering and provide design-based examples from top educational institutions. Concluding with an agenda for future research, this volume is essential for those interested in using data and high-quality outcome evidence to improve student engagement, instructional efficacy, and results in online and blended settings.
The guide school leaders need to reap the rewards of education’s most exciting new trend Flipping classrooms—using class time for hands-on learning and "off loading" the lecture portion of lessons as homework—is taking schools by storm. This book makes the case to educational leaders for the benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data and anecdotes, topics include: Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning How flipping engages students in 21st century skills Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an intervention model designed to assist all students regardless of their academic ability. It seeks to assist students who are struggling in academics by providing them with targeted assistance in the form of tutoring, pull-out services, and differentiated classroom instruction. Examining Response to Intervention (RTI) Models in Secondary Education highlights the application of the RTI model to secondary schools through instructional strategies and real-world examples of how this model can be used at the middle and high school levels. Through a series of informative and timely chapters written by global educational specialists, this publication is ideally designed for use by middle and high school teachers and school administrators as well as professors and students in upper-level Educational Leadership and Secondary Education programs.
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Merging the Instructional Design Process with Learner-Centered Theory brings together the innovations of two previously divided processes — learning design strategies/theories and instructional systems development — into a new introductory textbook. Using a holistic rather than fragmented approach that includes top-level, mid-level, and lower-level design, this book provides guidance for major topics such as non-instructional interventions, just-in-time analysis, rapid-prototype approaches, and learner-centered, project-based, anytime-anywhere instruction. Informed by the authors’ considerable experience and leadership throughout dramatic shifts in today’s learning landscape, this book offers the next generation of instructional designers a fresh perspective that synthesizes and pushes beyond the basics of design and development.
Cutting-edge insights and perspectives from today’s leading minds in the field of learning science The discipline of learning science is fast becoming a primary approach for answering one of the most important questions of our time: How do we most effectively educate students to reach their full potential? Spanning the disciplines of psychology, data science, cognitive science, sociology, and anthropology, Learning Science offers solutions to our most urgent educational challenges. Composed of insightful essays from top figures in their respective fields, the book also shows how a thorough understanding of this critical discipline all but ensures better decision making when it comes to education. Chapters include: • Exploring Student Interactions in Collaborative Problem-Solving with a Multimodal Approach • Learning Science Research Through a Social Science Lens • Semantic Representation & Analysis and its Application in Conversation-based Intelligent Tutoring Systems • Advancing the Relationship Between Learning Sciences and Teaching Practice • Advancing the State of Online Learning: Stay Integrated, Stay Accessible, Stay Curious • Designing Immersive Authentic Simulations that Enhance Motivation and Learning • High School OER STEM Lessons Leading to Deep Learning, For Students and Teachers • How to Increase Learning While Not Decreasing the Fun in Educational Games Whether you’re creating curricula, developing policies, or educating students in a classroom setting, Learning Science delivers the knowledge, insight, and inspiration you need to do your part to ensure every student meets his or her full potential.
This book provides a coherent framework for understanding the essence of complex systems and the nature of digital transformations, analyzes challenges of and patterns in innovative development, and shares a wealth of insights and best practices, resulting in the most extensive coverage of the topic available. In particular, the book’s cutting-edge contributions, prepared by scientists, engineers, and field experts,focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of practical interventions that promote the innovative and sustainable development of complex systems. In addition to sharing a rich collection of cases from around the world, they provide a broad interdisciplinary analysis of collaboration mechanisms, theories and approaches to support and accelerate the development of complex systems.
This book examines how digital technologies enable collaboration as a way for individuals, teams and businesses to connect, create value, and harness new opportunities. Digital technologies have brought the world closer together but also created new barriers and divides. While it is now possible to connect almost instantly and seamlessly across the globe, collaboration comes at a cost; it requires new skills and hidden ‘collaboration work’, and the need to renegotiate the fair distribution of value in multi-stakeholder network arrangements. Presenting state-of-the-art research, case studies, and leading voices in the field, the book provides academics and professionals with insights into the diverse powers of collaboration in the digital age, spanning collaboration among professionals, organisations, and consumers. It brings together contributions from scholars interested in the collaboration of teams, cooperatives, projects, and new cooperative systems, covering a range of sectors from the sharing economy, health care, large project businesses to public sector collaboration.
In a world of rapid and unpredictable change, the problem with strategic planning is that if you follow your plan through to the end, you will get exactly what you used to want. What you need is a framework for planning and implementing a strategy that is agile enough to adapt to a dynamic environment but focused enough to deliver. That framework is the Dynamic Balanced Scorecard. The original Balanced Scorecard system has proven the most popular, successful and enduring framework for strategy execution over the last 25 years. Comprising a Strategy Map and a scorecard of KPIs, targets and initiatives, the framework helped organizations distil a strategy into actionable components and measure progress towards a strategic vision, while also implementing and monitoring the actions that drove change. However, for all its success, the Balanced Scorecard system now needs to evolve for the digital age. Until now, building the system, rolling it out enterprise-wide and adapting it to external changes has been a lengthy process. While the fundamental principles of the system are still sound and relevant, it needs to become nimbler and more responsive. The book provides a step-by-step guide to agile strategy management: from formulation to implementation to learning and adapting. For each of the steps, the book explains how Dynamic Balanced Scorecards, fit for the digital age, are built and deployed.
Harnessing the power of technology is one of the key measures of effective leadership. Leadership Strategies in the Age of Big Data, Algorithms, and Analytics will help leaders think and act like strategists to maintain a leading-edge competitive advantage. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides new insights on how to successfully transition companies by aligning an organization’s culture to accept the benefits of digital technology. The author emphasizes the importance of creating a team spirit with employees to embrace the digital age and develop strategic business plans that pinpoint new markets for growth, strengthen customer relationships, and develop competitive strategies. Understanding how to deal with inconsistencies when facts generated by data analytics disagree with your own experience, intuition, and knowledge of the competitive situation is key to successful leadership.
Rod Collins is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, a national management consulting firm, and a leading expert on the next generation of business management. In the age of speed we live in, new rules emerge at a breakneck pace. As a leader, you can either be blindsided by these new rules or let Rod Collins book give you a welcome heads-up and head start! Vince Poscente, author of the NY Times Bestseller The Age of Speed Rod Collins has written an engaging and insightful book that clearly answers the question of how the principles of complexity theory can be practically applied to leading large organizations. Leadership in a Wiki World is a timely and highly readable guide that shows business leaders how they can use the rich reservoir of their collective knowledge to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. Lisa Kimball, President, Plexus Institute Leadership in a Wiki World provides tremendous insight into how to lead and manage complex, multipartner, large scale business enterprises. Rod Collins experience as one of the key leaders within the Blues and his accomplishments as the chief operating executive of the single largest employer health plan in the world prepared him well to offer the insights captured in this book. If you want to know what the future of management looks like, I strongly encourage you to read this book. Steven S. Martin, Chairman, Board of Managers of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, and President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska There s a revolution brewing that is about to end the world of work as we know it. We are fast approaching a tipping point where new capacities for mass collaboration will completely redefine the work we do and the way we work. Technological innovations now make it possible for large numbers of people to work together without going through a central organization and they can do it smarter, faster, and cheaper. Discover the revolutionary business opportunities created by today s unprecedented business realities and learn: Why a 19th century management model is unsustainable in a digital world How business leaders are resetting management practices to create smarter and faster companies How companies are gaining access to the most untapped free resource in every organization to catapult their business performance. Leadership in a Wiki World is a practical guide to the principles and practices of wiki-management, the proven management solution for business leaders who understand that managing great change is only possible if we change how we manage."
Even the smallest idea can have BIG impact when positioned correctly. Breakthrough Branding shows entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and small businesses alike the secrets to transforming a brainstorm into big bucks. From the grassroots growth of beverage brands like Red Bull, Honest Tea, and Innocent, to the exploding growth of digital brands like Twitter, Weibo, and Groupon; from the cult appeal of stores like Forever 21, to the success of virtual retailers like Zappos — successful companies of all types and sizes begin with three things: ambition, a winning idea, and a brand strategy. Branding expert Catherine Kaputa uses dozens of international brand histories to demonstrate what makes a brand thrive, and provides you with the tools to do the same. Learn how to define your audience, create a standout personality, and position yourself as superior to the competition — all by utilizing the power of branding! Packed with thoughtful reader exercises and filled with leading-edge social media strategies, Breakthrough Branding teaches novice start-ups to seasoned professionals how to leverage their assets to create a successful business.
Reach the pinnacle of your leadership potential, claim your boldest vision, and prioritize the well-being of your team with this multidisciplinary approach to leadership. Boundless Leadership provides a comprehensive and systematic roadmap to finding meaning in your work, realizing your true leadership potential, and inspiring your team. The method used by major corporations like American Express, Boundless Leadership helps leaders develop a skillset that prioritizes ethical action, resilience, creativity, courage, and compassion--all resulting in a competitive edge. Boundless Leadership offers accessible, practical work applications, and provides examples from the authors' experience with clients, including CEOs of multi-billion-dollar businesses, and managers and entrepreneurs who are dealing with work and life conflicts. Each chapter includes practices based on neuroscience and contemplative teachings, including guided meditations to promote open awareness and prompts to clarify intentions when making important decisions. Whether you're a CEO, manager, team leader, grassroots organizer, consultant, coach, social entrepreneur, spiritual guide, caregiver, or community activist, this book offers the tools you need to clarify your vision, lead others, and create positive change in the world.
Strategy, Leadership and AI in the Cyber Ecosystem investigates the restructuring of the way cybersecurity and business leaders engage with the emerging digital revolution towards the development of strategic management, with the aid of AI, and in the context of growing cyber-physical interactions (human/machine co-working relationships). The book explores all aspects of strategic leadership within a digital context. It investigates the interactions from both the firm/organization strategy perspective, including cross-functional actors/stakeholders who are operating within the organization and the various characteristics of operating in a cyber-secure ecosystem. As consumption and reliance by business on the use of vast amounts of data in operations increase, demand for more data governance to minimize the issues of bias, trust, privacy and security may be necessary. The role of management is changing dramatically, with the challenges of Industry 4.0 and the digital revolution. With this intelligence explosion, the influence of artificial intelligence technology and the key themes of machine learning, big data, and digital twin are evolving and creating the need for cyber-physical management professionals. Discusses the foundations of digital societies in information governance and decision-making Explores the role of digital business strategies to deal with big data management, governance and digital footprints Considers advances and challenges in ethical management with data privacy and transparency Investigates the cyber-physical project management professional [Digital Twin] and the role of Holographic technology in corporate decision-making
Ever feel like you and your team are stretched across multiple demands or that the goal posts change constantly? Never before have businesses felt so acutely this constant need to adapt, pivot and change tack. This book will teach you how you can not only survive in the context of digital transformation, but also thrive and grow, by adopting a powerful agile leadership model. This new and revised edition of The Agile Leader lays out clearly in eight steps how agile leaders empower their team to make decision quickly, evaluate correctly where the biggest opportunities are and mould their strategies around market dynamics and ever-changing needs. If there's one leadership skill that successful businesses have in spades, it's the ability to enable teams to adapt and grow within complex eco-systems of clients, partners and suppliers. By focusing on teamwork and collaboration, as well as promoting shared decision making and ruthless prioritizing, leaders can transform the way they work as well as how their teams function to make them more malleable. Simon Hayward is an agile leadership expert. In this new edition of this successful book, he distills years of leadership and agile research into an actionable 8 step plan, brought to life with examples of agile digital businesses. Learn how to become agile and make digital transformation and delivery part of your business as usual.