ERIC Number: ED428747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-22
School Technology and Readiness Report. Professional Development: A Link to Better Learning. The CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Year Two.
CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Washington, DC.
The CEO Forum on Education and Technology is an alliance of CEOs of leading United States corporations and educational organizations, all committed to a four-year project to annually assess and help improve America's program on integrating technology into its classrooms. Since the Year 1 report (1997) was issued, there has been solid progress integrating technology into public K-12 schools--the number of schools effectively using technology has risen from 15 to 24 percent, and almost 80% of schools have connections to the Internet. Focusing on professional development, this report provides: an overview of efforts to prepare teachers to use technology to improve education; a description of the progressive stages educators pass through as they integrate technology into teaching and learning; a list of essential principles for developing successful plans for professional development with technology; information and practical advice about how to make the most of technology in schools and classrooms; and a summary of the Year 2 STaR (School Technology and Readiness) assessment of current statistics in these four "pillars" of educational technology: hardware, connectivity, digital content, and professional development. The Year 2 methodology and the CEO Forum four year agenda are also provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), Instructional Development, Microcomputers, National Programs, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Telecommunications
CEO Forum, 1001 G St., N.W., Suite 900 East, Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-393-2260; Web site: http://www.ceoforum.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: For year one report, see ED 416 819. The STaR Chart is a pull-out section.