ERIC Number: ED429571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing To Implement Learner Outcomes in Technology: Best Practices for Alberta School Jurisdictions.
Heck, Gary J.; Wallace, Barbara
The successful implementation of Alberta's learner outcomes in information and communication technology will depend on the ability of educators across the province to understand how change occurs and what change means for those who are involved. Schools and school jurisdictions also must have a clear vision for the future and provide effective leadership and ongoing support for staff development. This report presents a review of the literature, focusing in the following areas related to the successful implementation of new curriculum and classroom projects: (1) understanding change theory; (2) vision, including technology as a higher-order thinking skill; (3) leadership; (4) technology integration plans, including overview, scope and sequence, instructional models and organizational issues, curriculum integration, and resources (i.e., software, hardware, and human resources); (5) planning for staff development, including assessing professional development needs and meeting individual needs; and (6) assessing progress. Appendices include: Alberta Education technology planning requirements; a list of 17 related Alberta Education resources; a best practices project template; and examples of the best practices for implementing Alberta's relatively new technology outcomes, as exemplified by 12 schools. (Contains 46 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Instructional Development, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Outcome Based Education, Program Implementation, School Districts, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada