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Corwin Press’s Connected Educator Series

Summary: Flipped learning means preparing your audience ahead of timeto ensure that they come to a discussion informed and ready to contribute tothe conversation.
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Connected Educator Series: Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel

Summary: Flipped learning means preparing your audience ahead of time to ensure that they come to a discussion informed and ready to contribute to the conversation. Peter DeWitt shares his experiences with flipping faculty meetings and parent communication to build community in his school. He offers sage advice and easy ways to flip your leadership to increase communication and a sense of ownership for all constituents of your educational community. From sharing articles before faculty meetings to creating videos for parents, DeWitt connects with faculty, staff, and parents in a whole new way. DeWitt puts a human face on technology use in a school setting in this short, easy, and entertaining read.

Usefulness in School: This book offers real-world, easy-to-implement strategies to engage multiple stakeholders in the school.

Subject-Area Usefulness: Appropriate for administrators, building leaders, and department chairs in all facets of education (PK-University).

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Author: Peter M. DeWitt
Publisher: Corwin Press
Price: $11.95
Purchasing Info: www.corwinpress.com

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Connected Educator Series: The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning

Summary: Tom Whitby and Steven W. Anderson share their experience and advice about becoming a connected educator in the 21st-century education realm. Whitby and Anderson speak on the importance of being a connected educator and lifelong learner but, more importantly, they share resources and tools available to help educators become connected to a global teaching force. This book is a worthy read for every educator because the authors provide tips for building your PLN, offer suggestions of blogs and resources to follow, and give explanations of how these tools enhanced their practice. Although this book is by no means an exhaustive list of resources, it is a great getting-started guide for those new to the connected educator movement.

Usefulness in the Classroom: This book delivers real-world examples and tools to help educators share resources and ideas for the classroom.

Subject-Area Usefulness: Appropriate for administrators, building leaders, department chairs, and teachers in all subject areas and in all facets of education (PK-University).

Book Info

Authors: Tom Whitby and Steven W. Anderson
Publisher Corwin Press
Price $11.95
Purchasing Infowww.corwinpress.com

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