ERIC Number: ED419499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Building Capacity for Innovation: The Vanguard for Learning Model.
When a school community is making a major investment in technology, the major challenge is to ensure that the technologies are used to support innovative practices that are responsive to the community's changing needs and opportunities for teaching and learning. How can implementation of technology be integrally embedded in and supportive of innovation and reform? How can a local school community build its own capacity for innovation while at the same time staying in synchrony with top-down and system-wide initiatives? How much innovation can a school adequately support at any one time? Can these locally initiated innovations become institutionalized? Can the local community be a research testbed to feed back information to the larger system? These questions are being addressed in the pre-K-12 school community of a United States military base overseas, which is part of the United States Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) worldwide school systems. Vanguard for Learning is a 30-month research project sponsored by the DoDEA and funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate these questions about technology and educational reform. This paper provides an overview of the Vanguard model for innovation and some key findings to date. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: NECC '98: Proceedings of the National Educating Computing Conference (19th, San Diego, CA, June 22-24, 1998); see IR 018 902.