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Leading Connected Classrooms

Leading Connected Classrooms
Engaging the Hearts and Souls of Learners

  • Robert Dillon - Director of Technology and Innovation at Affton School District, St. Louis, MO

January 2017 | 128 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

Help your students find and keep the joy in learning!

When creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching, incredible learning happens. This insightful guide is for all educators ready to move into a new commitment to true learning. Principal and respected digital educator Robert Dillon shows readers how to:

  • Use student engagement to promote authentic, thoughtful learning
  • Learn how 16 innovative connected educators provided incredible learning opportunities for their students
  • Implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels
  • Help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their unique voices
Chapter 1 Sharing and Collaboration: The Engine for the Connected Classroom
Chapter 2 Respecting the Power of Student Choice
Chapter 3 A Passion for Learning
Chapter 4 Knowing the Core of Your Learning
Chapter 5 Learning That I Never Expected
Chapter 6 From the Mouths of Babes
Chapter 7 Everyone Listens to a Kid
Chapter 8 Student Voice Breeds Opportunities to Change the World
Chapter 9 The Final Resting Place for Student Work
Chapter 10 Engaging Your Community as Listening Partners
Chapter 11 The World as the Playground for Learning
Chapter 12 Authentic Audience Grows Innovative Learners
Chapter 13 When Communities See Students as Assets
Chapter 14 Schools as Idea Incubators
Chapter 15 Service Learning: A Catalyst for Community Change
Chapter 16 Connecting the Pieces
Chapter 17 Educational Leaders as the Catalysts of Change

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Robert Dillon

Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. He looks for ways to ignite positive risk taking in teachers and students and release trapped wisdom into the system by growing networks of inspired educators. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his... More About Author


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ISBN: 9789386062352