ERIC Number: ED352013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
SED/Apple Computer, Inc., Partnership Program.
Stoll, Peter F.
Technology Applications Quarterly, v2 n2,3 Win-Spr-Sum 1991
In 1990, the New York State Education Department (SED), Apple Computer, Inc., Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and school districts formed a partnership to explore the contribution technology can make to schools based on Apple Computer's Learning Society and SED's Long-Range Plan for Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State. The partnership, reported on by these two journal articles, includes two major phases. In Phase I, Partnership Projects, five school districts--Buffalo City Schools, Levittown Union Free School District, Somers Central School District, New York City Community School District #27, and Newburgh City Schools--received significant amounts of hardware, software, training, and technical assistance, and regional meetings were held to review the partnership; to develop plans for connecting teachers, students, and administrators to Technology Network Ties (TNT) for statewide communications; developing approved specifications for classroom and building networking; and planning a comprehensive staff development program for effective integration of technology in the classroom. In Phase II, five public school districts and one nonpublic school were selected to receive teacher and student computer workstations, cabling, software products, training, and technical assistance for installation and networking. Profiles of the six sites are given: Ithaca City School District; East Ramapo Central School District; Hyde Park Central School District; New Hartford Central School District; New York City Community School District #24; and Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School. Maps of SED/Apple Phase II Sites are appended. (ALF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Corporate Support, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Long Range Planning, Microcomputers, Private Sector, Public Policy, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, State Departments of Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Technology Applications.