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Educators around the world use my books in professional development and as texts for courses. Individual school leaders are also successfully using these publications to strengthen their Digital Age Literacy skills. Scroll through the titles listed below to find the books that are right for you!

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Making Technology Standards Work for You: A Guide for School Administrators, 3rd Ed.

 

by Susan Brooks-Young
 2014 ISTE
 
Paperback: $34.61

A tightly organized guide-designed to be used with ISTEs NETS for Administrators-this new edition of Making Technology Standards Work for You provides educational leaders with the latest tools and resources for creating both a vision and a process for school reform. Susan Brooks- Youngs update of her classic work incorporates the refreshed NETS-A and remains the definitive guide for the progressive educational leader looking to effectively leverage the potential of technology to enhance student learning.

Organized by chapters devoted to single aspects of technology leadership such as planning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, staff development, and legal and social issues, the book provides clear and specific directions for the unique concerns of campus-level, district-level, and superintendent- or cabinet-level leaders, with convenient lists detailing responsibilities. This third edition also features a rigorous refresh of the wealth of references and resources for each standard, as well as a thoughtful discussion of how the roles of administrators and other leaders affect both teacher and student performance in the context of ISTEs recently refreshed NETS for Students and NETS for Teachers.

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Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders

 

by Susan Brooks-Young
 2006 Corwin Press
 
Hardcover: $67.95
Paperback: $30.95

Focus your technology leadership skills on what matters most!

Ever-changing technology and a generation of "digital-native" students challenge educators to keep pace, especially in preparing students for a successful future in an increasingly technologically advanced world.

Well-known technology specialist and consultant Susan Brooks-Young emphasizes that incorporating effective, regular use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning is imperative if we want to "stay in the game." In this new book, Brooks-Young coalesces her most popular and insightful work into a collection of practical technology strategies for issues most critical to busy school leaders. The book is organized into the following four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of technology leadership

  • New Literacies: the latest technology advances and opportunities for integration in schools
  • Engaging Teachers and Students: tools and strategies for professional development, establishing a Web presence, classroom blogs, and distance learning
  • Providing a Reliable Infrastructure: tech-ready facilities, cost management, software and networks, and the role of technology coordinators
  • Legal and Social Concerns: Internet safety and security, precautions, copyright and plagiarism concerns, home-school communications, and much more

School leaders will find detailed and concise information, extensive resources, and reflective questions for personal use or group discussion. This comprehensive, straightforward guide provides all the tools needed for effective technology leadership.

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101 Best Web Sites for Principals
 
 
101 Best Web Sites for Principals (2nd Edition)
by Susan Brooks-Young
 2005 ISTE
 
Paperback non-members: $32.95
Paperback members: $29.65

Best-selling author Susan Brooks-Young offers busy principals a savvy update to her guide to the most relevant and useful Web-based resources. 101 Best Web Sites for Principals, Second Edition includes new sites, revised descriptions, and a new section on Internet security concerns and safety measures. The book is organized by topics pertinent to all principals, such as finance, curriculum, professional development, and social and legal issues. And for those still unsure of their footing in cyberspace, the author provides a concise introduction to Internet basics such as ISPs, browsers, downloads, and search engines. Full correlation to the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS•A) help make this the perfect guide for principals to strengthen their personal productivity and technical skills.

FEATURES

  • Quick Reference Charts for efficient Web site navigation
  • Detailed site descriptions and highlights for principals
  • New primer on security issues

School Principals: get two great resources for one low price with ISTE's School Principals Bundle (includes this title and The Electronic Briefcase for Administrators).

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Self-Assessment Activities for School Administrators: A Companion to Making Technology Standards Work for You
 
by Susan Brooks-Young
 2004 ISTE
 
Paperback non-members: $29.95
Paperback members: $26.95

Full implementation of the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS•A) is a complex process because it reflects the multifaceted challenges of school administration. Susan Brooks-Young shows you an efficiant way to work through the process with this collection of activities and assessment tools. It’s keyed to the in-depth discussion of the NETS•A Performance Indicators in her bestselling Making Technology Standards Work for You and provides a systematic approach to standards alignment. By reflecting on their current technology plans and practices, administrators can learn how to strengthen their technology leadership skills and develop strategies that will move their school or district solidly forward.

FEATURES

  • Individual Survey of NETS•A Skills for site- or district-level leaders allows leaders to assess their technology leadership
  • Action plan format provides individualized plans for professional growth in technology leadership
  • CD-ROM includes all of the activities and worksheets in electronic format

SAVE when you buy the Administrator's Leadership Bundle, which includes this book and its companion, Making Technology Standards Work for You.

How do your technology leadership skills measure up? To find out, take part in a national survey designed by this author to facilitate the exchange of best practices in educational technology leadership.

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101 Best Web Sites for District Leaders
 
by Susan Brooks-Young
 2004 ISTE
 
Paperback non-members: $29.95
Paperback members: $26.95

The Internet can be an indispensable tool for district-level administrators—if they have the time to ferret out useful and credible resources. Now, ISTE's bestselling author and former school administrator, Susan Brooks-Young, offers a time-saving directory of the best Web resources for district leaders.

Divided into sections that mirror the typical organization of district offices, this book includes practical resources for business decisions, educational services, personnel matters, legal services, and the complex tasks of superintending. Each entry provides a URL verified at press time, a description of the Web site, and specific links to other useful information.

Features

  • Quick Reference Charts at the beginning of each section
  • Basic "survival skills" for novice users of the Internet, including how to find an ISP, use a Web browser, and troubleshoot common problems
  • Materials appropriate for administrator training sessions

District Leaders: save time and money with ISTE's two-book bundle (includes this title and The Electronic Briefcase for Administrators).

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The Electronic Briefcase for Administrators: Tools and Templates
 
by Susan Brooks-Young
 2003 ISTE
 
Paperback non-members: $39.95
Paperback members: $35.95

Susan Brooks-Young, author of ISTE’s bestselling books, Making Technology Standards Work for You and 101 Best Web Sites for Principals, offers time-crunched administrators a suite of tools to enhance their productivity. The Electronic Briefcase serves school administrators on two levels. For those with little or no personal technology proficiency, Brooks-Young provides text and templates exploring how technology can be used to complete everyday administrative tasks. For those with basic technology skills, she provides ready-made tools, or an “electronic briefcase,” that busy administrators can use immediately. Included on the accompanying CD-ROM are more than 35 templates, organized around the NETS for Administrators. Each offers simple tools to make an education leader’s life more manageable.

FEATURES

  • Basic instruction for file management, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and word processing
  • CD-ROM templates for classroom observations, staff development plans, staff meetings, budget planning, and evaluation rubrics
  • Tools for creating letterhead, memos, flyers, discipline referrals, certificates, and more
  • Material and ideas for higher education courses, inservice workshops, and other training

District Leaders: save time and money with ISTE's District Leaders Bundle (includes this title and 101 Best Web Sites for District Leaders)

School Principals: get two great resources for one low price with ISTE's School Principals Bundle (includes this title and 101 Best Web Sites for Principals, Second Edition)

Click on the link to Amazon or order through ISTE.

Making Technology Standards Work for You: A Guide for School Administrators
 
by Susan Brooks-Young
 2002 ISTE
 
Paperback non-members: $40.45
Paperback members: $44.95

This great resource offers a step-by-step approach to help administrators develop and implement a vision for using educational technology more effectively. Each chapter focuses on an element of educational leadership—planning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, staff development, and legal and social issues—showing how to assess what is already in place and determine what needs to be done next. An invaluable guide to meeting new ESEA requirements for technology integration and school accountability.

FEATURES

  • Detailed discussion of each of NETS•A performance indicators
  • Specific solutions and plans for all levels of educational administration
  • Easy-to-follow charts and with detailed task assignments
  • Reproducible materials to facilitate decision making, organization, and implementation.

Save when you buy the Administrator's Leadership Bundle, which includes this book and its companion, Self-Assessment Activities for School Administrators.

How do your technology leadership skills measure up? To find out, take part in a national survey designed by this author to facilitate the exchange of best practices in educational technology leadership.

Click on the link to Amazon or order through ISTE.

SJ Brooks-Young Consulting