ERIC Number: ED398869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Six-Year Educational Technology Plan for Virginia.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Technology.
The Six-Year Educational Technology Plan for Virginia places emphasis on constructing and retrofitting schools for local and wide area networking; utilizing current and newer technologies in curriculum, instruction, and school management; providing training and technical assistance to all educators; and expanding access to effective teaching and learning through the use of technology. The state's plan is designed to serve as a guide for the development of plans by public schools. The current status of technology in Virginia is outlined. Needs, goals, recommendations, results and strategies, dates, and rationales are discussed for five aspects of planning: (1) infrastructure; (2) technology-based instruction; (3) training and technical assistance; (4) administrative services; and (5) evaluation. The implementation plan for 1996-1998 is then provided for classroom computers and networking; graphing calculators for mathematics; and scientific probes and sensing devices for science. Appendices include: Virginia Educational Technology Advisory Committee (VETAC) Resolution; discussion of the implications of research results; glossary of technology terms; bibliography; and lists of VETAC membership and Virginia Department of Education staff. (Contains 38 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Staff Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Virginia Dept. of Education, Division of Technology, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia