ERIC Number: ED421120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The SWAT Team: Successfully Integrating Technology into the Curriculum.
Cathey, Marcy E.
The Madeira School (McLean, Virginia) had been behind on advanced technology as compared to many of its competitor schools. In the fall of 1996, the cornerstone for the Savvy With All Technology (SWAT) team program was laid. The idea of SWAT was to infiltrate departments with technology specialists and users so that technology would be used across the curriculum in instruction and learning. This paper explains the SWAT program in detail, starting with the program vision, goals, and objectives. Member selection and expectations are discussed, as well as supporting programs that enabled and facilitated the SWAT program. Two specific projects-- a science project and a performing arts project--spearheaded by the SWAT program are described, showing the impact of technology application in the classroom through teacher instruction, student-teacher interaction, and student learning. Finally, the next steps for the program are highlighted as Madeira looks ahead to more integration of technology into all classrooms. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: "SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 1998). Proceedings"; see IR 018 794.