ERIC Number: ED426571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Technology & School Design: Creating Spaces for Learning.
Hardt, Richard W.; Wisniewski, John, Ed.; Horner, Kirk C.; Ficklen, Ellen, Ed.; Ward, Anne W.
Schools facing deteriorating conditions, high costs, and outdated building designs are tapping into the special capabilities of information technology to address the learning needs of their students. This book guides school leaders through school facility planning and technology systems planning, describing the importance of long-range planning and revealing the decision-making faced by some school leaders who have led successful facility design efforts. It recommends a seven-step process that distinguishes what facilities a school district needs and how to gain community support. The book also examines how to select an architectural firm and how to work with it to create educational specifications and building designs that accommodate technology use, including the design of technology-rich spaces such as media centers. Concluding chapters define the infrastructure options school leaders can choose from, and examine the step-by-step approach of a bond issue campaign a school district may need to fund new and remodeled facilities. A list of recommended resources, glossaries of architectural and technology infrastructure terms, and National School Boards Association's publications and ordering forms are provided. (GR)
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Decision Making, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Long Range Planning, Public Schools, Space Utilization, State School District Relationship, Technology Integration
National School Boards Association Distribution Center, P.O. Box 161, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0161; Tel: 800-706-6722 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-604-0158. ($35.00 each; $28.00 each for NSBA National Affiliate and Technology Leadership Network districts and its participants; Item No. 03-143-03).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Inst. for the Transfer of Technology to Education.