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Developing Literacy Leaders: The Role of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Andrea M. Kent.

ABSTRACT

Teacher leaders have typically been an integral part of the daily life of P – 12 schools. They generally self-identify by becoming the key persons or experts in a school for a specific curricular area. The commitment to life-long learning lays the foundation for teacher leaders to emerge. In today’s world technology has become the gateway for learning. Teacher leaders must use a variety of emerging technologies to learn new skills and continually expand their knowledge to enhance their craft.  In turn, teacher leaders must be able to use technology to lead diverse groups of teachers, and to show other teachers how to effectively incorporate technology into their teaching while guiding diverse communities of students down the path of life-long learning.  As evidenced by this case study research, the cycle of learning and teaching has an immediate impact on our communities and society at large through the P – 12 students who are our leaders of tomorrow.

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