Transformative Teachers

Transformative Teachers Teacher Leadership and Learning in a Connected World

Kira J. Baker-Doyle, Foreword by Katherine Schultz
Paper, 280 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-032-0
Price: $34.00

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Pub. Date: May 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-034-4

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Transformative Teachers offers an insightful look at the growing movement of civic-minded educators who are using twenty-first-century participatory practices and connected technologies to organize change from the ground up. Kira J. Baker-Doyle highlights the collaborative, grassroots tactics that activist teachers are implementing to transform their profession and pursue greater social justice and equity in education.


This book is a reminder that transformative teaching didn’t begin with the Internet. There is a rich history of teachers and learners working together to explore and better the world. Baker-Doyle captures stories of true transformative teachers, and outlines how they, and others, can take up thoughtful practices that will change lives for the better. Along the way, she folds theory and practice into useful ways forward for the teachers of today and tomorrow. I highly recommend this text. — Bud Hunt, information technology and technical services manager, Clearview Library District, Colorado

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About the Author

Kira J. Baker-Doyle is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs at Arcadia University School of Education in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Her research has centered on teacher professional development, social network theory, and community engagement, especially in urban schools and communities. She is known in her field for her work in translating the principles of social network theory into practices that foster teacher learning and professional development. She is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support (2011), and the co-editor of the forthcoming book, Networked by Design: Interventions for Teachers to Develop Social Capital. She cofounded the Connected Learning Certificate program at Arcadia, a hybrid graduate program designed to cultivate K–16+ educators’ leadership, networking, and engagement in connected learning. At Arcadia University, Baker-Doyle teaches education courses about writing and literacies, with an emphasis on digital media and connected technologies.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Katherine Schultz

Blog Post: Three Ways Teachers Are Connecting to Confront Racism

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