ERIC Number: ED421122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Implementing Technology in Flowing Wells Schools: An Analysis of Leadership.
Hamilton, Marc D.
This paper discusses technology implementation at Flowing Wells, a 10-school district in Tucson, Arizona. The leadership strategies employed by the assistant superintendent, coupled with the district's core values, brought together a cadre of teachers, parents, and administrators focused on assembling the foundation of the district's technology initiative. Ad hoc committees were assembled around the following four themes: curriculum, business and community partnerships, management and fund procurement, and staff development. After establishing a vision for successful technology implementation, the technology team outlined benchmarks that would reveal the extent to which the written vision was being accomplished. Each committee assessed the needs of its respective areas of concern. The curriculum committee built the district's K-12 technology curriculum around the fundamental paradigm that computers and communications equipment are tools designed to get important tasks accomplished. The business and community partnerships committee sought to find a creative solution to equipment needs through leasing the technology. The management committee assessed the communication needs of the district in addition to aggressively searching for alternative funding sources. The staff development team articulated the goal of guaranteeing quick and effective technology implementation in the classroom; training modules for Microsoft Windows and Office were developed. (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. Figures will not reproduce well.