ERIC Number: ED234983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-16
Reference Count: N/A
Progress and Planning Report: K-12 Use of Computers in the Instructional Setting.
Worthington City School District, OH.
This report examines the exploration and implementation of a multi-faceted approach to the use of computers in the instructional setting in the Worthington (Ohio) School District. Section I presents major steps which occurred during the 1981-82 and 1982-83 school years. These include formation of task forces, descriptions of major ways in which computers could benefit students/teachers (computer awareness, programming, courseware, and classroom management), pilot projects, information on community education, software selection, and a policy statement. Section II includes the findings/conclusions of the pilot projects (alternative campus, business, high school computer science, English as a second language, and Logo pilots) and a detailed account of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) inservice program; background information, inservice design, findings, conclusions, and recommendations related to the MECC program are included in the latter. Recommendations resulting from the pilot projects as well as proposed projects are presented in section III). Five issues facing the school district are addressed in section IV. These issues focus on computer languages in the K-6 curriculum, teacher readiness, a "survey" course, software selection, and hardware selection. Supporting documentation, including MECC pre-/post-evaluation results and an MECC evaluation form is included in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Programing, Programing Languages, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worthington City School District, OH.