About “Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling,” the new book by Kaplan's Bror Saxberg and AEI's Rick Hess.
Reboot student learning the right way!
Today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers”: creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology has a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first.
In this powerful book, best-selling author and education policy expert Rick Hess of The American Enterprise Institute and Kaplan, Inc. chief learning officer Bror Saxberg show you how to become your school's learning engineer.
Using cutting-edge research about learning science as a framework, you’ll:
- Identify specific learning problems that need solving
- Devise smarter ways to address them
- Implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions
Here’s what education thought leaders have to say about “Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling”:
“Everyone touching education—from educators to school leaders and from investors and philanthropists to entrepreneurs—needs to understand how to think like a learning engineer and read this book. Technology holds unbelievable promise to be a part of the solution to transform education, but it won’t happen unless all parties attack its implementation smartly. Breakthrough Leadership in a Digital Age points the way forward.”
—Michael B. Horn, Co-Founder & Education Executive Director
Clayton Christensen Institute
“By deconstructing learning science and making the connection to technology, Hess and Saxberg have outlined key strategies for school leaders as they work to transform traditional practices in schools. Whether it is whole-school reform or targeted interventions, principals will be motivated to rethink or ‘re-engineer’ the use of technology to optimize teaching and learning.”
—Gail Connelly, Executive Director
National Association of Elementary School Principals
“Too often, our current structures fail to promote and support learning engineering. Rick Hess and Bror Saxberg have designed a compelling guide for the road ahead.”
—William Hite, Superintendent
School District of Philadelphia, PA
"Hess and Saxberg cut through the ed-tech hype and identify great instruction as the key to improved learning outcomes. Teachers, as well as school and district leaders, will find in these pages an effective blueprint for trying and deploying instructional technologies that is at once deeply conceptual and entirely practical."
—Stacey Childress, Deputy Director of Education
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
"This is a "must read" book for educational leaders, policymakers, educational product developers and those of us who have a stake in our education system. While many books have described ways that educational technology can help save our K-12 education system, this book is different. Hess and Saxberg combine a realistic view of technology with an engaging and accurate description of what we know about learning sciences and a discussion about how to combine the two."
―Richard E. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Technology, Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Technology and Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California