Publication Date: January 14, 2013
In his new book, renowned educator and technology expert James G. Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like and a groundbreaking 7-step process for envisioning and building them that draws on the full possibilities offered by new digital technologies. He describes the process in action through the eyes of a student, a teacher, and a school leader. Education 3.0 includes an array of tools to create a new vision, write a comprehensive plan, and implement the changes in one’s own school.
Based on the author’s background as a teacher and administrator, his experience with the educational divisions of Apple Computer and Cisco Systems, and his recent consulting work with more than 30 start-up middle and high schools in New York City, this dynamic book features:
Jim Lengel is on the faculty of Hunter College of the City University of New York. He consults with organizations around the world and publishes a weekly column and podcast on teaching with technology at PowerToLearn.com.
“Jim Lengel presents his readers with the opportunity to envision education as it can be through the eyes and actions of students and teachers. The result is a plan for school improvement complete with concrete examples.”
—John Nori, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
“Jim has undoubtedly set out a road map to that much talked about but rarely glimpsed destination, the new educational system….We can stumble our way forward, or we can learn from the pragmatic and hard-earned wisdom of Jim Lengel, who has done more effective thinking about how to make 21st-century learning a reality for our children than anyone I know.”
—From the Foreword by David M. Steiner, Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean, Hunter College School of Education, and former New York State Commissioner of Education
“This is another easy-to-understand book written by Jim Lengel that addresses many levels of educational responsibility, including school administrators and classroom teachers. Education 3.0 provides excellent support and guidance in the transformation of education to enhance student learning.”
—Gerry Smith, former school administrator, Ontario, Canada
“From checklists that guide the actual technical needs of a school to a list of teacher competencies that will inform hiring and professional development, Education 3.0 provides a comprehensive guide for educators seeking to transform their schools into 21st-century learning environments.”
—Mary C. Moss, co-founder, NYC iSchool, Consultant, Novare Schools
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