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Connect to Lead

Power Up Your Learning Network to Move Your School Forward
Product code: NETWRK
ISBN: 9781564847782
Published: 2019
Expected publication date: 06/2019
Topics: Education leadership, Curriculum, Professional learning
Length: 152 pages

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By Jacie Maslyk

We’re in the midst of an exciting time in education as schools are adjusting their trajectory to ensure they’re future-ready. Educators are infusing creative programs and innovative teaching practices to move our schools forward. With a goal to push student thinking and advance teaching and learning, school leaders need to consider strategies to leverage innovation in their schools, including the development of meaningful professional learning through educational networks.

This book includes: 

  • Discussion of the benefits of learning networks and the ways positive relationships can enhance learning for all students, teachers and leaders. 
  • Stories of leaders in the field who are demonstrating the innovative leadership needed to move their school systems forward.
  • Discussion of the four pathways to connected learning with examples from educators who are improving instruction through a connected network. 
  • Exploration of the ways technology can be leveraged to maximize learning, including connecting learners across boundaries, creating open lines of communication, establishing a platform for idea sharing and incorporating innovation within all professional learning opportunities.
  • A vision for implementing the ideas discussed in the book along with practical action steps.


Through the effective use of learning networks, every part of the school community is empowered to lead change in their schools, maximizing learning for students and magnifying collaboration and innovation for educators.

About the Author

Jacie Maslyk has served as a teacher, coach, principal, curriculum director and assistant superintendent. Maslyk has written on a number of relevant topics including STEM, instructional technology, leadership and effective digital literacy strategies and is the author of the book STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom. She has presented at the state, national and international levels, and is a consultant to school districts looking to implement innovative practices in their schools.