Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students

Get ready to be a renegade with this how-to leadership guide. We’re all looking for the next best app and what’s just beyond the tech horizon. But why don’t we have the same progressive appetite for pedagogy that we have for technology? Renegade leadership may just be the answer we’ve been searching for. Merging best practice with innovation, renegade leadership demands a call to action in the digital age by creating student-centered instructional leadership that connects equity, culture, and technology. After reading this book, you will learn how to:  • Apply transformational tenets of connected pedagogy to your work  • Increase your leadership capacity in curriculum, instruction, cultural proficiency, and school improvement  • Lead staff meetings, plan personalized professional development, and improve student learning through more responsive teaching practices Using the latest research, vignettes from educational leaders, and profiles of inspiring renegades, this book challenges you to lead in the digital age. The only real question is…are you ready to become a renegade? “Renegade Leadership is so crucial to the work that we do in education. Why can’t schools be the place that other organizations look to for innovation?” George Couros, Innovative teaching, learning, and leadership consultant and Author of The Innovator’s Mindset; Alberta, Canada “Dr. Brad Gustafson provides invigorating, concrete examples of strategic thinking and skills for educational leaders to fill the vacuum that exists in many educational settings. Gustafson asserts that leadership and change in education are irrevocably intertwined.” Jon Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation, CUE “Renegade Leadership demonstrates what student-centered schools look like in the digital age. When we get relationships and pedagogy right, we can transform the very nature of learning. This is a book our students desperately need us all to read.” Erin Klein, Scholastic Top Teacher and Michigan Teacher of the Year

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