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ERIC Number: ED430958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Technology in the Trenches: Using Standards To Improve the Quality of Instruction.
Soine, Robin
New approaches to teaching and learning are common, but nothing will change unless these ideas are brought to the frontlines of the classroom. Facing the challenge to incorporate varied innovative teaching and learning strategies, set statewide and schoolwide goals, and implement standards, schools need a systematic, consistent framework and high technology tool to bring these ideas to the classroom. In 1992, Wisconsin's 2-year college system formed a partnership to develop a high technology instructional design software package and video course that would arm them and Wisconsin school districts for the challenges ahead. The resulting system works for teachers, administrators, and learners. It integrates current theory and practice in instruction into a model that infuses broad, transferable skills into occupational and discipline specific instruction. The Wisconsin Technical College System Foundation created software for developing and planning programs, courses, or lessons from scratch or from broad frameworks developed at the national, state, or district levels. It can create study guides and training manuals that include components of the model. Since the release of the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in 1997, over 250 K-12 school districts have used the model and software to show how they address standards. The Instructional Design and Planning video course leads viewers through a step-by-step process for developing performance-based criteria, study guides, lesson plans, and teacher manuals. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin