Source: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Volume 29, Issue 3, 2013, pages 97-103
In this article, the authors argue that teachers have an opportunity to take on leadership roles in technology-rich schools and districts.
The authors collected data during a year-long project to investigate award-winning schools and districts.
They used observations, interviews and focus groups, and document analysis to glean lessons learned from leaders and teachers.
The findings reveal that teacher leaders emerged as a noticeable and important aspect of what the authors saw and heard. Therefore, the authors highlight ways teachers and leaders can work together to bring about school improvement and student achievement using technology as a key leverage point; in particular they suggest that teacher candidates should be prepared during their preparation programs to take on the role of teacher leader.