From 1995 to 2000, the SouthEast Initiatives Regional Technology in Education Consortium (SEIR-TEC) provided technical assistance and professional development to 12 schools, referred to as intensive sites. Typically, this effort entailed a member of the SEIR-TEC staff spending three or four days per month working with teachers and administrators on various aspects of technology integration, especially professional development and technical assistance. The nature and extent of the initiatives were determined in large measure by the needs of local teachers and administrators, such as technology planning, teaching with technology, and program evaluation. Most of the intensive sites have made substantial progress toward technology adoption and integration. This booklet sheds some light on factors that influence technology adoption by sharing some of the lessons learned and observations made from work with resource-poor schools across the region. Accompanying each of the eight lessons are suggested steps that educators might take in order to move their technology programs forward and a story from one of the SEIR-TEC intensive site schools. (Contains 14 references.) (AEF)
This publication is based on work that SEIR-TEC conducted from 1995-2000 and involved the following organizations: SERVE, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), Learning Innovations at WestEd, AEL, Inc., Florida Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC) at the University of Central Florida, National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania, and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).
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SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.; SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium, Durham, NC.