ERIC Number: ED371716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan for Technology: West Ottawa School District. Presented by the Technology Advisory Committee.
West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI.
This document is a strategic plan for the implementation of technology in the West Ottawa School District (Holland, Michigan). Developed in response to the passage of a bond issue with funding for educational technology in 1990, the plan proposes to support all aspects of the educational process, using technology not only as a tool for instruction, but also as a support for the classroom through improved communications and administrative functions. In the past 8 years, the district has standardized its use of two manufacturers of computers, using IBM machines primarily for administration and Apple computers for instruction. To date, newer technologies have not really been used to change teaching and learning. The district's objectives are to promote student and teacher use of technology, with equity of access for all grade levels and improved staff training. Strategies toward these objectives include establishing a fiber-optics network, developing communications cable plant standardization, setting up video and computer networks, standardizing the schools' computer hardware (moving toward IBM for instructional use), and setting up a district telephone system. It is recommended that the plan be updated annually. (Approximately eleven figures illustrate proposed strategies, and an appendix defines the instructional-computer purchasing policy. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI.