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ERIC Number: ED418072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Technology Staff Development: Triage Using Three Mastery Levels.
Guffey, J. Stephen; Rampp, Lary C.; Bradley, Mary Jane
The technology triage is a workable paradigm for straightforward school-site/school-district implementation of technology resources. Development of a triage system of participant involvement and in-service staff development can help address the tendency to ineffectively allocate funds within the total picture of the school commitment to technology. Schools need more effective, redefined staff development for training teachers to fully integrate information technology into classroom instruction. The new model capitalizes on strengths of the learning patterns, de-emphasizing the processing and acquisition of large amounts of new, nonessential information and emphasizing the development of cognitive functions promoting responsibility, usefulness, and accuracy. The workshop paradigm has learners actively participate in the decisions about what is to be learned. The technology triage provides an environment of involvement at the building level. It involves performing an individual technology-learner readiness triage to find out what level and type of development is needed. The triage method classifies participants based on individual technology capabilities. There are three triage levels: the technology assistant level involves developing basic technology skills; the technology teacher level builds on the first and involves learning relevant software, hardware, and program capabilities; and the technology leader level involves learning how to best use the skills and knowledge developed in previous workshops and encouraging development of a greater pool of technology teachers. (Contains 18 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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