ERIC Number: ED417696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Integrating Technology in the School Environment: Through the Principal's Lens.
Clark, Sharon E.; Denton, Jon J.
School administrators and teachers are increasingly relying on sophisticated technology systems to provide support and service in completing their daily tasks in schools. A myriad of tasks associated with operating a school has been affected dramatically over the past few years as computer and telecommunications technologies have been integrated into the school's instructional and administrative functions. The needs of professional educators are substantial for just-in-time staff development on managing and using telecommunications-based technology. This paper presents a technology integration model that has been used to successfully integrate technology in the Jones Intermediate School (Texas). The school serves 490 fifth and sixth grade youngsters. The model is based on selected performance domains--staff development, implementation, and organizational oversight--of the principalship. Key elements of the Technology Integration Model include: employing a site technology coordinator, establishing a technology cadre, establishing a technology core decision group, and the benchmarking process. Taken together, the model components have supported technology integration at this school across several years. In order for this school's success with technology integration to occur elsewhere, committed faculty and a committed principal are essential. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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