ERIC Number: ED411775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Pyramid Technology Training. Final Report.
White, Thomas G.
The purpose of the Pyramid Technology Training (PTT) program was to improve teaching, learning, and school staff productivity in the Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia). Each of 23 technology training specialists served a school pyramid and other schools in an administrative area, providing technology training, technical support, advice,and referral to other technology resources, with an emphasis on training. During the 1995-1996 school year, the Office of Program Evaluation assessed the implementation and effectiveness of PTT. The report concluded that PTT has functioned effectively over the past two years as a comprehensive and adaptive, in-school technology training and technical support program. Data demonstrate that the program has met the diverse needs of school staff, and produced practical benefits for teachers, increasing their use of technology. In addition, the data suggest that students may have increased the frequency or effectiveness of their use of technology as a result of teacher training or in-class modeling by a specialist. Two recommendations are supported by the results of the evaluation. Administrators should seek ways of: (1) increasing the availability of teachers for training and their participation in training, especially at the secondary level; and (2) reducing schools' use of the specialists to provide non-training services--technical support, advising and referral. Supporting documents are appended. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.