ERIC Number: ED436409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-17
A Model for the Successful Implementation of Instructional Technology in Science Education.
Wetzel, David R.
This position paper presents the STAIRS model for overcoming barriers to teachers as they implement and integrate instructional technology in science classrooms. There are many barriers for teachers in the integration of this technology which include time to learn how to use the technology, adequate hands-on staff development opportunities, support for release time and funding for professional development, adequate teacher empowerment for technology planning, and adequate recognition for teachers who engage in the extra effort to integrate instructional technology. The STAIRS model presents a plan of action to overcome these barriers. The model adopts an integrated approach to the successful sustained implementation of technology as teachers' strategies shift to an increased emphasis on student-centered learning in a multi-sensory environment. The STAIRS model paves the way for this increased emphasis by developing a technologically-rich environment for students as they learn in an authentic, real-world context. (Contains 25 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).