ERIC Number: ED422905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Technology Challenge: Building New Learning Communities.
Steele, Shirley A.
To meet the nation's need for a well-educated workforce in the 21st century, President Clinton and Vice President Gore have challenged the nation's educators and high technology industry leaders to work together on new ways to accelerate student learning with technology. The Technology Innovation Challenge Grants represented in this publication address multiple focus areas. Across the national network of 62 district partnerships, each project addresses more than one of the eight topical areas. Areas are: (1) "Partnering with Businesses and Communities to Provide the Best Technology for Schools"; (2) "Linking Classrooms to the World Via Electronic Networks"; (3) "Empowering Teacher with the Technology Skills to Customize Student Learning"; (4) Integrating Technology into Curriculum Reform"; (5) "Utilizing Technology to Meet the Needs of At-Risk Youth"; (6) " Preparing Students for the Workforce of the Future"; (7) "Building New Learning Communities"; and (8) "Reconnecting Classrooms to the Home." This publication describes selected districts' projects for each of these eight areas. A map of the 62 Technology Innovation Challenge Grants, charts of partners and matching commitments, and a directory of technology innovation challenge grants are also included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, Information Networks, Instructional Innovation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.