Forthcoming Spring 2017: Transformative Teachers: Teacher Leadership and Learning in a Connected World
Transformative Teachers offers an insightful look at the growing movement of civic-minded educators who are using twenty-first-century participatory practices and connected technologies to organize change from the ground up. The book highlights the collaborative, grassroots tactics that activist teachers are implementing to transform their profession and pursue greater social justice and equity in education.
Readers will learn about how to cultivate transformative teacher leadership in the digital era. In addition, the book profiles fifteen transformative teachers who are changing the face of education, features three case studies of organizational allies (Edcamps, the Philadelphia Education Fund, and the Connected Learning Alliance), and includes insights from a wide range of educational leaders.
A guide to the norms and practices of innovative educators, Transformative Teachers offers a clear and compelling vision of the potential for grassroots change in education.
The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. The book translates research and theory on social networks into practice for beginning teachers that want to build professional support networks. It follows the lives of four new teachers as they navigate their first year of teaching, building relationships to support their work. It shows how and why some networking strategies fail, and some succeed in supporting teaching, and gives tips on how to strategically network. If you are interested in learning more about the book:
- Visit the companion website for the book for resources, connections, extras: http://www.thenetworkedteacher.com
- Join The Networked Teacher Facebook Page for announcements about upcoming events and appearances.
- Subscribe to The Networked Teacher Post – a weekly newsletter about teacher networking, collaboration, and connectedness.
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If you’ve read the book, please use the comment function and let us know how it has influenced your teaching and work. Thanks!