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ISBN-10 0132118815ISBN-13 9780132118811
ISBN-10 0-13-211759-2ISBN-13 978-0-13-211759-3
Author(s): Ken Kay; Valerie Greenhill
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 216

For educational leaders—superintendents, assistant superintendents, district leaders, principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, and other school leaders.

Also useful in K-12 professional development teacher education classes.

Educational leaders get a 7-Steps blueprint to move their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. The book inspires the leading teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Here’s valuable support for educational leaders faced with the challenges of implementing the 4Cs—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity—into their education systems. Based on the premise that no school or district is doing real 21st century education work without a strong leader, the authors focus on creating an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced. It describes clearly what to do once a school or district adopts the 4Cs:

Step 1: Adopt your vision:  Use the 4C’s and more.

Step 2: Create a community consensus around the 4C’s.

Step 3:  Align your system with the 4C’s.

Step 4: Use the 4C’s to build professional capacity around the 4C’s.

Step 5: Embed the 4C’s into curriculum and assessment.

Step 6: Use the 4C’s to support teachers.

Step 7: Improve and innovate:  Create a 4C’s organization.

Each chapter covers the steps, raises key questions, and poses opportunities for reflection.

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