ERIC Number: ED407940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Connections: A Statewide Plan for Technology in Idaho Public Schools.
Watson, Robert; Ayer, Catriona, Ed.
This plan for the integration of technology into the curriculum of Idaho public schools presents eight goals for the state's public schools: (1) Integration--to improve the quality and effectiveness of classroom instruction and learning for all learners by integrating technology-based resources in conjunction with state curriculum guides; (2) Compatibility--to ensure the compatibility of technology-related equipment to facilitate a comprehensive statewide network system; (3) Collaboration with Colleges of Education--to facilitate collaboration in the preparation and training of inservice teachers for integration of technology into instructional practices; (4) Community Collaboration--to encourage the collaboration of schools, libraries, community members, state agencies, organizations, businesses, industries, and postsecondary institutions to meet the needs of all learners; (5) Technology Systems--to create secure technology systems that enhance the efficient operation of schools; (6) Evaluation--to plan, evaluate, and publicize the impact of technology on teaching, learning, resource utilization, and the efficient operation of schools; (7) Student Training--to train students in the installation, maintenance, and support of technology systems; and (8) Systems Support--to provide district- wide support structures for training and for the installation, maintenance, and support of technology systems. Each goal is followed by a vignette illustrating its application, a statement of the impetus for the goal, and objectives and methods to help achieve the goal. Appendices include: Legislative Charge (by Catriona Ayer); Info Tech '96 Recommendations; Idaho Council for Technology in Learning (ICTL) Guidelines; public meeting input graph; sample classroom configurations; legal issues in technology and acceptable use policy; information for creating and supporting networks; and a glossary of terms. (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Community Involvement, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho