ERIC Number: ED434419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Managing Technological Change for Schools of the New Millennium. Instructor Edition. Problem Based Learning Project.
Hallinger, Philip; Slowinski, Joseph; Rodriguez, Brenda
This instructor's edition provides an overview of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). PBL organizes students into teams that work on projects to achieve the learning objectives embedded in each PBL project. The focus of this PBL project is managing technological change. The project is structured around a high-impact problem--one that has the potential to affect large numbers of people--that administrators are likely to face. The guide discusses how instructors might set the stage for the project, foreshadows issues that might arise during the project, and suggests possible topics that the instructor might raise when giving feedback to students. The booklet guides participants through critical issues relevant to information technology in schools so as to prepare students for sustaining long-term technology initiatives in schools. It discusses challenges facing schools, challenges in implementing PBLP, learning objectives, products, and guiding questions. The text deals not only with issues such as staff resistance and budgetary constraints, but also explores new models for using technology in schools, implications of technology for instruction and learning, technology's role in restructuring, and the development of a long-term technology plan that takes into account the needs of students, teachers, and parents. Four appendices offer further information. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Based Learning, Strategic Planning, Technological Literacy
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.