ERIC Number: ED430545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Washington State Technology Plan for the K-12 Common School System. Sections 701-703, Chapter 336, Laws of 1993 (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1209) as Amended by Chapter 245, Laws of 1994. Report to the Legislature.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This final report for the Washington State Technology Plan for K-12 Common Schools provides a vision, long-term framework, and recommendations for implementation. Following an executive summary and a list of committee members, the first section of the report discusses technology in K-12 schools of tomorrow, including legislative charge, vision, essential learning for technology, and research/reform and exemplary practices. Technology in K-12 schools of today is discussed in the second section, including the state of the state, current technology initiatives/status quo, and challenges and opportunities. The next section outlines best practices and potential costs for bridging the gaps in the education system that are preventing schools from providing the learning opportunities necessary for students to reach the technology vision. The fourth section presents recommendations with accountability to bridge the gaps in the following areas: (1) leadership, including technology in education initiatives, partnerships/alliances and public awareness, affordable telecommunications access, state policies and funding strategies, and levy and bond regulations; (2) resources, including state allocations, regional support for educational professionals, enhancing the K-12 statewide electronic network, and electronic destinations; and (3) implementation, including integrating technology into the curriculum and teacher preparation programs, and information polices. Appendices include authorizing legislation, definitions, timelines, and highlights of educational technology research. (Contains 40 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Costs, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Leadership, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Policy Director of Governmental Relations, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200; Tel: 206-586-6906.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington