ERIC Number: ED380115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Technology Planning and Management Handbook: A Guide for School District Educational Technology Leaders.
Brody, Philip J.
This guide provides potential solutions to common administrative problems of school district technology programs. Chapter 1 is an introduction which outlines the background and functions of school district technology programs, and the design of the book. Strategic planning is discussed in Chapter 2, including the institutional climate; organizing the planning team; gauging current status; determining directions; identifying strategies; and presenting the budget and timeline. Chapter 3 considers major issues and guiding principles for developing a technology curriculum. Chapter 4 discusses effective budgeting strategies; creating an annual budget; and monitoring the budget. The topics on purchasing, covered in Chapter 5, include local conventions and rules; the bid process; writing specifications; strategies for coping with three common problems; and working with vendors. Chapter 6 examines considerations for a sound maintenance program, and who should provide the services. Training and staff development are examined in Chapter 7, including the need for a district-wide staff development policy; sources for support of staff development; and suggestions for effective staff development programs. The issue of providing support services is covered in Chapter 8, highlighting technology resource centers; supporting staff at work locations; and equipment loan programs. Chapter 9 deals with school-based issues, including in-school support; "tangible resources"; acquiring equipment; purchasing instructional software; the need for a physical infrastructure; preparing for local area networks; and preparing schools for the "information superhighway". Twenty-three tables of information and 16 sample worksheets are also provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Problems, Administrator Guides, Budgets, Courseware, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Networks, Information Services, Learning Resources Centers, Local Area Networks, Maintenance, Program Improvement, Purchasing, School Districts, Shared Resources and Services, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Tables (Data), Vendors, Worksheets
Educational Technology Publications, Inc., 700 Palisades Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A