In a rapidly changing world, educators have been forced to self-examine and come to terms with approaches that are inefficient and irrelevant–from outmoded ways of setting up classrooms to equating school success solely on standardized metrics. Innovation and transformation in schools can’t happen unless we tackle entrenched practices and mindsets in bold and specific ways.

How can we best harness the positive aspects of technology to improve student learning and the schools we work in?

As a first step, we need to disrupt the status quo that’s embedded in the education system by developing new ways of looking at things that transform...

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  • About the Author:

    Eric Sheninger is a senior fellow and thought leader on digital leadership & learning with the International Center for Leadership in Education and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Through practitioner‐driven, professional-learning solutions focused on leading and learning in the digital age, Sheninger assists school leaders in embracing and effectively utilizing technology to move schools and districts forward.

    As principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, Sheninger oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. New Milford High became a globally recognized model for innovative practices under his tenure. His efforts to implement technology as a mechanism for transforming teaching, learning and community engagement has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.

    He is also the best-selling author of Digital Leadership, BrandED, UnCommon Learning, and, most recently, Learning Transformed.