ERIC Number: ED346829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in Instructional Support Services.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This manual is intended to provide directors of funded programs and teachers with an awareness of a wide range of technology services, programs, and applications for improving the quality and effectiveness of instructional support services in New York State schools. The first of nine chapters contains two papers: "Technology Support for Instructional Support Services Themes," which provides a description of management and instructional technology programs for helping teachers improve effectiveness; and "Context: Role of Technology in the 'New Compact for Learning'" a framework for guiding the use of information technology within instructional support programs. The second chapter, "Current Status of Technology in Instructional Support Services," describes the results of a 1991 statewide survey on the uses of computer technology in instructional support programs. Chapter 3, "Planning," begins with a brief review of several basic questions that form a framework for initiating the technology planning process, and then describes the State Education Department's Technology Planning for Improving Schools (TPIS) process. An overview of the major features of the Model Schools Program, which provides teacher training for integrating technology into the curriculum, is presented in chapter 4. Chapter 5 discusses software evaluation and selection, identifying steps in the process and criteria for software. Chapter 6, "Applications and Programs," describes several current technology services for management and instruction, including the Technology Network Ties (TNT) system that links schools, BOCES, and the State Education Department through a computer network. Examples are given of local school districts using such applications as communications technologies, management and instructional support programs, computer software applications, distance learning, and video technologies. Chapter 7 discusses the relationship between business and schools and provides examples of recent partnerships forged between the State Education Department and technology corporations. Chapter 8, "Funding for Technology in Instructional Support Services," identifies several current state and federal funding sources for supporting the implementation of technology. Chapter 9, "Profiles: Technology Applications in Instructional Support Services," presents short descriptions of 26 programs in New York State, including the equipment used, staff development, instructional results, funding, and contact persons. A glossary of program terms and acronyms concludes the manual. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Microcomputers, School Business Relationship, School Support, Services, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Use Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York