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ERIC Number: ED407393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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The Boulder Valley Internet Project: Teachers Mentoring Teachers.
Sherry, Lorraine; Lawyer-Brook, Dianna
The Boulder Valley Internet Project (BVIP) was begun as a collaborative venture between the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District. The project's organizing aims of integrating Internet-based activities into curriculum and instruction have not been met fully due to the inhibiting characteristics of education reform and the slow pace of connecting 53 schools in the district, a paucity of incentives such as extra pay for teachers, and staff cuts. This study describes the complex system that evolved. Several issues are addressed: (1) the effectiveness of the training component of the project; (2) how the project specifically affected the participants use of technology; (3) the impact of the project on curriculum and instruction; (4) the impact on the school as a whole and the district as a whole; and (5) the possible future uses of this model. The BVIP was found to be a dynamic, evolving program housed within a decentralized educational organization. While change has been slow due to the number of schools involved, a solid base of expertise is being built. (Contains 11 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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